Russ Escritt ‘s pic of the week is from the Matthew Shipp Trio gig, courtesy of Birmingham Jazz, at the CBSO Centre on Friday evening. Just click on the picture to find Russ’s website with loads of his other pictures plus his blog in which he says: “Shipp himself was stunning and moved from quiet passages to some of the loudest piano playing I’ve heard in ages”. 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.