With the release of its second album, ‘Cairn’, Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie’s trio has underlined its status as one of the most exciting young groups in European jazz - and the third album, Forest Floor, which this concert launches, looks certain to maintain the trio's momentum.
'Forest Floor' has already received its first five-star review, from music website UKVibe, ahead of its release. It has also received four stars from Mojo and has been welcomed ecstatically by radio presenters in the U.S., Canada and Australia as well as here in the UK. The word "stunning" has been used frequently.
McCreadie has been winning awards since his mid-teens and his group’s debut album, ‘Turas’, released in 2018, showed extraordinary maturity. It won the Album of the Year title at both the Parliamentary Jazz Awards – the UK’s most prestigious jazz prizes – and the Scottish Jazz Awards. McCreadie himself went on to win the Best Instrumentalist title at the Scottish Jazz Awards in 2018 and 2020.
Chosen as Jazz FM’s featured album of the week ahead of its release, ‘Cairn’ earned five stars from Mojo and four stars from Jazzwise and was acclaimed as one of the key jazz releases of 2021 by prominent industry observers before the end of January.
It marks the further development of McCreadie’s composing talents and the trio’s ability to think, create and play with one voice, qualities that make their live performances such exuberant, uplifting and soul-stirring experiences.
Presented by The Queen's Hall
“real personality … lucidly atmospheric … fire and virtuosity”
Fergus McCreadie Trio