His debut record on Mack Avenue Records, Planetary Prince, which also serves as Graves’ pseudonym, comes from The Urantia Book, a spiritual tome that emerged from Chicago in the first half of the 20th century and that purports to reveal the truth of humanity through a combination of spiritual and cosmological ideas, including radical retellings of familiar stories from the Bible. The release marked a seismic shift in the jazz landscape and the game-changing arrival of the genre-blurring Los Angeles collective West Coast Get Down blending elements of jazz, classical, rock and hip-hop.
Cameron’s sophomore album, Seven, released in February 2020, takes his musical vision to a new height, blending jazz, fusion, rock and metal. The result is a new and innovative sound that will change the public’s view of jazz. The release was very warmly received by the media around the world.
Cameron Graves was also a key member of actress/musician Jada Pinkett Smith’s nu-metal band Wicked Wisdom, providing him an entrée into the world of film and television scoring through the Pinkett Smith-directed film The Human Contract and TV series Hawthorne. Through his soundtrack work, Graves connected with legendary bassist and fellow label mate, Stanley Clarke, and is now a member of his latest band, touring internationally. Cameron has also performed and recorded on albums for Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Dr. Dre and Miles Mosley.