2018 Countdown | Logan Richardson

In a hastily arranged huddle in the lobby of a London hotel, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah introduced us to Logan Richardson, and it only took a minute to see that this is a man tapped into a vein of creativity, with deep conviction and compassion. And so it was an honor to release his new project, Blues People, a stirring recording that speaks to the time we live in and unapologetically blends heavy guitar, 80’s style, country blues, and jazz. As one of the many artists trained in Jazz who view the genre as a living, dynamic art form, Logan is handily mentioned in Nate Chinen’s new book Playing Changes, with Blues People listed as one of the most important Jazz albums of the 21st century (so far).