Jaimeo Brown's Transcendence: Work Songs / Fergus McCreadie Trio
Exuberantly inventive jazz - this year's Innovation winner at the Jazz FM Awards.
The drummer Jaimeo Brown, from New York, has emerged from a career as a sideman with Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Robert Glasper, and countless others to produce a completely refreshing new take on jazz (and blues).
Transcendence re-draws a jazz landscape with music that celebrates the human sprit with warmth, integrity and hope. The latest recording, Work Songs, samples the unknown labourer, the jailhouse, the coal miner, gandy dancer, and stonemason. The album resonates with echoes of protest and rhythms of a call to freedom - and the live performance is set against a stunning and mesmerising visual backdrop
The Guardian was knocked out at their Ronnie Scott’s show earlier this year: “a game-changing jazz approach: a unique contemporary jazz venture fuelled by palpably passionate commitment to match its creators’ imagination and skill.” His New York band, Transcendence, features Jaleel Shaw (saxophone) and Chris Sholar (guitar).
Opening the concert, the brilliant Scottish piano trio led by the sensational Fergus McCreadie, play original music - with Stephen Henderson (drums) and David Bowden (bass).