Crosspulse is a quintet of five percussionists who move and sing. The San Francisco Bay Guardian calles them "A wonder-producing quintet - they drum, they dance, they chant, they slap and pat their torsos and limbs, they make visual music that fills a room with physical excitement."
The five members of the ensemble bring with them a multitude of influences - from body music, jazz, Afro-Cuban and West African drumming - to Balinese gamelan, South Indian solkatu, and the music of the Middle East, Japan and the Carribean. Loud, rowdy, athletic, playful, subtle, delicate and ethereal - their sounds and movement are fluently integrated, enabling us to see music and hear dance.
"..a crossing of cultures, a blurring of boundaries at its most sensitive, most humanistic, and most magical." National Public Radio
"If you like what Bobby McFerrin did to the voice, you will love what Crosspulse does to the drum." Dirty Linen
Crosspulse was brought together by Keith Terry in 1992 in the San Francisco Bay Area. This, their debut album, was a smash success on Redwood Records, and is the most requested and downloaded album on Crosspulse Records & Videos.
Other recordings available from Crosspulse Records and Videos at CD Baby:
KEITH TERRY & CROSSPULSE: Keith Terry & Crosspulse
Singing/moving percussion ensemble
SERPENTINE: Keith Terry & Crosspulse
Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble with 25 guest artists
BODY TJAK / THE CELEBRATION: Keith Terry & Crosspulse
Indonesian collaboration soundtrack
PROFESSOR TERRY'S CIRCUS BAND EXTRAORDINÁIRE: LIVE!
Crooked originals and twisted standards by San Francisco Bay Area all-stars
SLAMMIN ALL-BODY BAND: Slammin All-Body Band
Percussive a cappella jazz - vocals, beatboxing and body music
VIDEOs / DVDs
BODY MUSIC - PART ONE
Instructional DVD/video by Keith Terry
BODY TJAK / THE CELEBRATION
Indonesian collaboration performance video