Russ Escritt enjoyed the hugely inventive and original drumming of Tyshawn Sorey back in 2008 when he appeared in the John Escreet Band at the CBSO Centre. Here’s one of Russ’s pictures from that gig from his extensive archive. The New Yorker will be back at the CBSO Centre on Friday as part of the Steve Lehman Octet. Just click on the picture to find Russ’s website with loads of his other pictures plus his blog. Russ has a new book of his photographs available to buy. It’s called A Jazz Year In Birmingham and covers September 2009 to August 2010. Get a preview of this and also of his previous collections here.