Russ Escritt ‘s pic of the week is one from his extensive archive. It’s Robert Mitchell playing with his Shorter Stories band at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham on 10 October 2003. Russ’s memory of this gig was jolted by listening to the new Matana Roberts disc, with Mitchell on piano. 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.
And for JJ Wheeler’s review of the Matana Roberts disc, go here.