christian scott - the eraser
what a guy. this interview with contemporary jazz musician christian scott made my day. this is why i’ve been getting into jazz, it’s got so much soul. you can here the pain, anger, hope, love, anguish seeping out of your speakers when you listen to this record, yesterday you said tomorrow. the album is a musical journey, a fusion of styles which nevertheless harks back to the giants of 60s jazz. this track, whilst maybe not the stand-out track on the album, is a beautiful cover of thom yorke’s the eraser. the original is a favourite of mine and i saw thom yorke play it live in the summer, but this version is amazing. the way it builds up is spectacular, it’s smooth but disonant and i love that about it. it sounds like a classic jazz record, the transition from the original to this jazz interpretation feels organic and natural and so it should be, Christian is a master of fusing styles and making it sound effortless. someone to definately keep an eye on; one of the most exciting artists around today, and he’s played with mos def, sweet!