London’s Jazz Scene Is Burning: Theon Cross’s Fyah

Reviewed by Henry Cherry

Theon Cross’s new album, Fyah, on Gearbox Records, is a monument to the importance of the London Jazz Scene, and by proxy, that scene’s reliance on Tomorrow’s Warriors. Tomorrow’s Warriors is a musical education program Cross took part in that primarily focuses on youth of the city’s African Diaspora community, bringing them into music instrument by instrument, note by note. On Fyah, Cross delivers a hybrid of jazz influenced by electronic music, funk and reggae. The music is driven by the tuba, an oft over looked…