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by Cru Drums

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Wedded 02:14
It’s only peace I need Love is only the seed Won’t you grow with me Peace is all I need
Beach Isle 01:50
Armageddican 03:32
Mashroom 03:07
Bust a Beat 02:10
Say Ahw 03:05
Untold 01:38
IMMY 02:14
Making Time 02:57
We’re Making time
Snow Daze 04:19


Live/Work is a showcase of Cru's prowess and style on the drum kit. Cru's upcoming full-length effort blends live instrumentation with masterfully woven samples and expansive soundscapes- like Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers playing beats by J Dilla remixed by Squarepusher. Cru digs deep into his Jazz roots on Live/Work, citing influence from legends like Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, as well as contemporary fusion artists like Now vs. Now and Kamal Williams. 

During the COVID lockdown, Cru took it back to basics, spending hours alone in his studio practicing, writing, and recording new ideas. Live/Work was born in isolation, but grew into a project that helped Cru reconnect with his love of playing live music. 

"When things seemed to get a little safe in mid-summer, I began attending socially-distanced weekend jazz jam sessions in Brooklyn, and also began busking in parks all over the city with a small group of musicians & MCs. This return to group performance & interaction inspired me to incorporate more live musicianship on the album"


released June 4, 2021

All songs written, performed, and produced by Steve Bryant 

Nick Kadajski - Saxophone on "Dig For Peace" & "Mashroom"
Joe Ancowitz - Trumpet on "IMMY" & "Snow Daze"
Kathleen Bryant - Vocals on "Making Time"
Mastered by Eliot Lipp
Cover photo by Zhen Qin
Cover Design by Brendan Seyka


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Cru Drums Brooklyn, New York

Steve Bryant is a drummer and producer from Brooklyn, NY. Although trained in jazz performance, his production and playing styles are deeply rooted in hip-hop & drum&bass.
Touring drummer for Young & Sick, Eliot Lipp, Michna, Benzos, & several others.
Music featured on HBO, CBS, & showtime.
Called "the most versatile drummer in NYC" by Urb magazine. Signed to Young Heavy Souls records.
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