With the release of their third album, Forest Floor, Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie’s trio has underlined its status as one of the most exciting young groups in European jazz.
Forest Floor has received outstandingly positive reviews and praise from radio presenters internationally.
The trio’s music is dynamic and beautifully crafted, reflecting the Scottish landscape and musical traditions while honouring the American and European jazz legacies. Its huge emotional pull has brought audiences to their feet across Northern Europe, resulting in appearances at Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival and Oslo, Stockholm and Limerick jazz festivals.
Having emerged as a teenage virtuoso, McCreadie has developed into a complete musician, a passionate communicator and a consummate performer. His debut album, Turas, self-released in 2018, won the Album of the Year title at both the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and the Scottish Jazz Awards and McCreadie himself went on to win the Best Instrumentalist title at the Scottish Jazz Awards in 2018 and 2020. The follow-up release, Cairn received a similar response and was nominated in the 2021 Jazz FM Awards, as was McCreadie himself. In 2022 McCreadie was named as a Radio 3 New Generation Artist, only the eighth jazz musician to attain this status since the programme’s inception in 1999.
Formed in 2016, with double bassist David Bowden and drummer Stephen Henderson, McCreadie’s trio has developed the ability to think, create, change direction instantly and play spontaneously with one voice, a quality that makes its live performances such exuberant, uplifting and soul-stirring experiences.
“The most beautiful music you can hear in jazz at the moment” – Written in Music
"A trio capable of rivalling EST or The Bad Plus for sheer excitement…” - Mojo
“real personality … lucidly atmospheric … fire and virtuosity” – The Times
“Simply outstanding” – Jazzwise
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