Over the years Giant Step Records has prided itself in releasing quality music. The tradition continues with Carl Hancock Rux's sophomore album Apothecary Rx. Since his first album Rux Revue, released in 1999, Rux contributed creative work to a dizzying array of art worlds: Winner of the Obie Awards for his play "Talk," recipient of the Village Voice Literary Prize for his poetry work, a theatrical tour with Robert Wilson & Bernice Johnson Reagon and a return-to-New York novel, "Asphalt," on Atria/Simon & Schuster.
Stepping under the spotlight once again, native New Yorker Carl Hancock Rux's makes New York City seem like a small town on Apothecary Rx. His songs connect the hordes of humans residing here through engaging stories, memorable characters and a melting pot of musical styles: Sounds of hip-hop, jazz, soul, gospel and rock, each delivered in Carl's haunting and resonating flair. The album features collaborations between Carl and vocalists Stephanie McKay, Mark Anthony Thompson a.k.a. Chocolate Genius, Brazilian composer Vinicius Cantuaria and avant-garde violinist Leroy Jenkins. Paste Magazine calls Apothecary Rx "Off-the-boards...unclassifiable, truly beautiful and moving." Support this new artist and keep independent music alive!