CPR (band)

Origin Los Angeles, CA
Genres Jazz-rock
Years active 1996–2004
Associated acts The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

CPR or Crosby, Pevar & Raymond was a jazz-rock band that consisted of singer-songwriter David Crosby (founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), session guitarist Jeff Pevar, and Crosby's son, pianist James Raymond.

The first song that Crosby and Raymond co-wrote, "Morrison", was performed live for the first time in January 1997. The song recalled Crosby's feelings about the portrayal of Jim Morrison in the movie The Doors. The success of the 1997 tour spawned a record project, CPR, which was released in March 1998.

The group disbanded in 2004, though Raymond continues to perform with Crosby as part of the touring bands for Crosby & Nash and Crosby, Stills & Nash, as well as on solo Crosby projects (including the 2014 album Croz and the subsequent tour, for which he served as musical director). Jeff Pevar has toured and recorded with an array of musicians including Ray Charles, James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Starship, Marc Cohn, Phil Lesh and Friends, Jazz Is Dead. Pevar released a solo CD in 2012 called From the Core recorded in the Oregon Caves National Monument.


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