One of my personal highlights from 2015's EFG London Jazz Festival was US trumpeter Christian Scott's sold out gig at the Rich Mix in Shoreditch.
Touring with his new 'Stretch Music' album, Christian is digging deep into quite diverse rhythmic structure and, as is often the case, witnessing new material live exceeds the original recorded output. The Rich Mix gig was no exception and whether it was the small size and intimacy of the venue or just that CS and his band were simply on fire that night, the result certainly transcended the average 'jazz' gig.
Luckily the BBC Radio 3's Jazz on 3 crew were there to record the evening. Presenter Jez Nelson was impressed too and 6 tracks from the gig were broadcast last night. I urge you to visit iPlayer and take a listen - you won't regret it. A rising star in the jazz sphere with skill & swagger in equal measure.
Jazz on 3 have used my photograph of Christian Scott in full flow during that incendiary Rich Mix performance. You can also see another 7 of my shots from the night featured in their galleries page.