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Shawn McGrew

I've spent the last 30 jazzbo years dropping more disposable income into recordings and the occasional show than is wise.

About Me

Credentials? I gave up playing clarinet in grade school. I've spent the last 30 jazzbo years (that's 180 in dried rat-dog years!) dropping more disposable income into recordings and the occasional show than is wise. The first 20 years were spent almost exclusively indulging in hard bop. These days I find myself drawn to nearly everything that came before and after that movement... except for egregious 70's fusion stuff. I mean jeez, who wants to be reminded of girls laughing and saying "No."

My Favorites

  1. Ornette Coleman - This Is Our Music
  2. Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz Trumpet Giant
  3. Duke Ellington - The Okeh Ellington
  4. Ellery Eskelin with Andrea Parkins & Jim Black - Secret Museum
  5. Guillermo Gregorio, Gustafsson, Nordeson - Background Music
  6. Billie Holiday & Lester Young - A Musical Romance
  7. Charles Mingus - The Clown
  8. Quartet Out - Live At The Meat House
  9. The Vandermark 5 - Alchemia