The first track to stream from trombonist Nathaniel Cross' debut solo EP The Description Is Not The Described is a sunny slice of positivity featuring fluent improvising and a strong theme.
The brother of Sons of Kemet tuba player Theon Cross, Nathaniel, the most invigorating trombonist rising up to emerge on the UK jazz scene since Dennis Rollins first surfaced with Courtney Pine, and on fine form at the beginning of June in Camilla George's band at Camden's Jazz Cafe, studied at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is best known for his work with drummer Moses Boyd. There isn't a full personnel available that I've seen. I'll do an update in a later post when I learn these details. The track however also has a fine trumpet solo. Nathaniel's style in terms of timbral command, personality, and prodigious technique sits a little alongside the mighty Harry Brown's. Superb writing and playing throughout. Link to the track
Nathaniel Cross, top. Photo: Bandcamp