One of the biggest gigs, one that happens even to be a duo, this year on the London jazz scene is in prospect tonight with the appearance at revered classical venue Wigmore Hall of the world's greatest jazz double bassist of his generation Christian McBride in duo with the Selma film composer and genius Thelonious Monk-and-Fats Waller-reimaginer, pianist Jason Moran. McBride and his band Inside Straight have a new album Live at the Village Vanguard which dates back to a 2014 recording at the world's greatest jazz club the Village Vanguard in New York released by the bassist's long time label Mack Avenue on 26 November. Can't make the gig? Moran returns to London next month in another headline-grabbing duo this time with Fire Music éminence grise the iconoclastic New Thing giant Archie Shepp at the EFG London Jazz Festival on 12 November. Tickets
Jason Moran above left and Christian McBride Photo graphic: Mondriaan Jazz Festival.