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Jaleel Shaw: Philly Soul

Read "Jaleel Shaw: Philly Soul" reviewed by George Colligan


[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth ] Jaleel Shaw has been one of my favorite young alto players for about a decade. We first played together with the Charles Mingus Band, and we kept in touch over the years. I've worked a few times in his band and he's worked with me a number of times. You might know him from the Roy Haynes group, which he has been working ...

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Album Review

Jaleel Shaw: The Soundtrack of Things to Come

Read "The Soundtrack of Things to Come" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Jaleel Shaw is one of the fiercest saxophonists to come out of Philadelphia; the city that has produced its share of music luminaries, such as pianist McCoy Tyner and bassist Stanley Clarke. Full of urgency, Jaleel Shaw channels his horn through music that's tinged with the sound of blues and gospel, soul music and streetwise hustle, as witnessed in performances with The Roy Haynes Quartet or as part of fellow Philly-native pianist Orrin Evans' energetic Captain Black Big Band and ...

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Album Review

Jaleel Shaw: Optimism

Read "Optimism" reviewed by Donald Elfman


Jaleel Shaw has been a member of the Roy Haynes Quartet since 2005 and his playing reflects the kind of smart professionalism and driving energy that has always been evident in the drummer's work. Shaw recorded his first disc in 2004 and he's back with an album that suggests growth and mature diversity. He's fortunate enough to have an old colleague, pianist Robert Glasper, as well as a handful of bright lights in the modern jazz arena. ...

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Jaleel Shaw: Almost There

Read "Jaleel Shaw: Almost There" reviewed by Edward Zucker


Barely thirty, alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw has was won two ASCAP Young Jazz Composer awards, received the Billboard Endowed Scholarship for Outstanding Academic and Musical Achievement (1998), the Outstanding Student Teacher Award, The Boston Jazz Society Award (1999) and he was also a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition (2002).Currently Jaleel holds a regular seat with the Roy Haynes Quartet and the Mingus Big Band. He's also released Optimism (2008), the follow-up to his 2005 Fresh ...

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Album Review

Jaleel Shaw: Perspective

Read "Perspective" reviewed by Joel Roberts


Jaleel Shaw certainly knows how to make an entrance. The first cut on the alto saxophonist's first outing as a leader has already earned the Philadelphia native an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. That tune, “Heavyweight Champion, an inspired tribute to one of his heroes, John Coltrane, is just one of many treats on this impressive debut. Shaw, who's recorded with the Mingus Big Band, Boston's Either Orchestra, and young trumpet firebrand Jeremy Pelt, among others, has ...


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