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Mark Shane: On Treasure Island

Read "On Treasure Island" reviewed by Mike Neely


Mark Shane plays piano with a jaunty grace in an outgoing, intelligent style. There aren't many pianists who can both solo and accompany with such sophisticated ease. On Treasure Island features Shane in an excellent traditional band with musicians who play together joyously. Bring together Frank Tate on bass, Joe Ascione on drums, and Mark Shane on piano as a rhythm section, add a group of first-rate horn and reed soloists, and you've got a recipe for some great traditional ...

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Mark Shane's X-Mas Allstars: What Would Santa Say?

Read "What Would Santa Say?" reviewed by Ed Kopp


There's a dearth of new Christmas jazz releases this season, but here's one to stuff in your stocking. What Would Santa Say? is a very enjoyable collection of familiar holiday tunes done up in a swinging trad-jazz style.Mark Shane is a New York City pianist well known for his stride work. On these 14 holiday tunes he also demonstrates a thorough familiarity with Teddy Wilson's accessible approach to swing piano and a Louis Prima-like vocal style. Shane is ...


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