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Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated bassist/composer Stephan Crump ’94 is an active bandleader with 15 critically acclaimed album releases and numerous film scoring contributions. Stephan’s solo performance, which explores his unique musical language through an expansive range of sonorities on the acoustic bass, is a culmination of decades of work as a bassist, composer and improviser. From his home studio in Brooklyn, Crump released monthly solo recordings from 2020 into 2021 for a fan-supported series via his Bandcamp page. The new album, Rocket Love, is curated from this body of work. 

“Crump plays the bass with an effortless balance of molten flow and forceful power. For a listener, the result is another kind of healthy tension: between dynamic uncertainty and deep reassurance.” --The New York Times

Known for transforming his instrument into a speaking entity of magnetic pull, Crump focuses on creative instrumental music, leading to collaborations with many of the leading lights of his generation, most notably Vijay Iyer, in whose trio and sextet he played a dynamic, founding role.

Stephan can also be heard as long-standing member of Jen Chapin Trio, Ches Smith Trio, Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, Liberty Ellman Sextet, Secret Keeper (duo with Mary Halvorson), his own Rosetta Trio (with Jamie Fox and Liberty Ellman), his Rhombal Quartet (with Ellery Eskelin, Adam O’Farrill and Tyshawn Sorey), and Borderlands Trio (with Kris Davis and Eric McPherson), as well as co-led ensembles with Ingrid Laubrock, Cory Smythe, Mat Maneri and Okkyung Lee.


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