Scott Tixier is a french violinist based in New York. In my opinion he is one of the violinists helping to push the ‘jazz violin cause’ on to the modern jazz scene. The list of jazz musicians he has or still does play with is large and star studded. This list includes Kenny Barron, Chris Potter, Dave Douglas, Tigran Hamasyan, Maceo Parker and Charnett Moffett (whom he was playing with in London when we met). He has also worked with influential pop artists such as Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera.
We didnt have loads of time to record this interview as it was difficult to find a good slot when we were both free whilst Scott was in town. As we only had a little bit of time we had to record as quickly as possible so we did it in his hotel lobby with a zoom recorder, apologies for the sound quality and the shorter episode than usual. There are some moments when the businessmen around us talk a little loud on their conference calls so you may be able to hear them!
The music at the start is Scott Tixiers ‘Maze Walker’ from his most recent album ‘Cosmic Adventure’
(The outro music is Benny Golsons 'Whisper Not' recorded by me and my band Latchepen)