Trumpeter/composer Nick Malcolm is currently the featured artist on Jazz on 3. There is a wide ranging interview (hosted by Kevin Le Gendre) in which Malcolm talks about his influences (with an interesting theory on the influence Miles Davis has had on subsequent generations of musicians). Listen HERE on Iplayer (three days left from today).
Some selected quotes from Kevin Le Gendre:
“[Nick Malcolm] is a British trumpeter who is not afraid to swim in experimental waters, all the while surfing th many different waves of jazz history.”
“his tone is muscular and – every so often – a bit dark…. his compositions are very unpredictable, shape-shifting, wide-ranging..with echoes of Hardbop, hip hop…loose and tight; funky and free. I’m sure that Miles would approve…. it always pops off in another direction when you’re not expecting it.”
There are also two full sets from the Nick Malcolm Quartet’s gig at the Vortex. The quartet features pianist Alexander Hawkins, bassist Olie Brice, and drummer Mark Whitlam.
The quartet’s new album (featuring vibist Corey Mwamba): Beyond These Voices, is released in June