Corto.Alto + Soweto Kinch
Liam Shortall trombon, Mateusz Sobieski tenor saxo, Harry Weir saxo tenor , James Mackay guitar, Fergus McCreadie keyboards, Luca Pisanu bass, Graham Costello drums.
Corto.alto is a jazz collective from Glasgow who have been releasing new music every 3 weeks for over a year from the comfort of Flat 435. With their final live track being released on the 26th of June, which will feature British jazz icon Soweto Kinch, Henry had a chat with the man behind the project, multi-instrumentalist and all-round good guy Liam Shortall. They talked about lockdown, Drum n Bass and the burgeoning Glaswegian nu-jazz scene.
corto.alto is the brain-child of award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and visual artist Liam Shortall. Liam has worked as a trombonist, guitarist & music producer in Glasgow from the age of 16. He currently works with numerous award winning musical groups and projects in the Scotland such as Graham Costello’s STRATA, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Tom McGuire & The Brassholes, AKU! & Fat-Suit.
Liam’s maiden project, corto.alto brings together cross-genre musicians from across the world to explore new and original sounds in the world of Jazz & beyond.