One of the most anticipated debut releases by a UK pianist in many years arrives next month. And ahead of the 24 March release for Faithful One album track 'Guilty by Association' is streaming. The work of the McCoy Tyner influenced Sultan Stevenson, a pianist and fine writer who has been impressing all who have heard him on the London grassroots jazz club scene over the past few years, features guesting UK tenor saxophone icon Denys Baptiste - the last artist to have an album released in 2011 on the fabled Dune label - on 5 of the album's tracks which is rooted by Stevenson's trio double bassist Jacob Gryn and drummer Joel Waters plus on five tracks of the Whirlwind label release introducing trumpeter Josh Short.
Stevenson, from London of Barbadian and Vincentian lineage, is grounded in the church, bebop, swing and a wide range of music of the African diaspora. Sultan Stevenson photo: press is playing the Jazz Cafe in Camden on 31 March