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3x3: Piano Trios: August 2019

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Yoko Miwa Trio
Keep Talkin'
Ocean Blue Tear Music
2019

When Yoko Miwa and her trio-mates get to talking, it's no wonder they only want to keep going and going. Their playful bantering elevates everything on offer here, from a couple venerable standards through a handful of playful originals showing the ...

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Lee Shaw: Live at Art Gallery Reutlingen

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La pianista americana Lee Shaw, ormai ultraottantenne, ha svolto meritoria attività musicale anche come educatrice (uno dei suoi allievi più famosi è l'eccellente ed eclettico John Medeski) e ogni tanto pubblica qualche album in pieno stile mainstream che però non si fa mancare escursioni avventurose (come per esempio in questo caso con la rilettura corposa di “Turnaround" di ...

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John Medeski and Lee Shaw "Together Again" Live

Lee Shaw gets into her 84th year with a flair. Her live European CD we covered several days ago (see below). Today it's a CD of her trio (Rich Syracuse, Jeff “Siege" Siegel) plus her former student John Medeski live at the Egg in Albany, Together Again (ARC 2222). Lee sticks to her piano while John goes from piano ...

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Lee Shaw Holds Forth Swingingly in Reutlingen

Lee Shaw Holds Forth Swingingly in Reutlingen

When you review upwards of 550 CDs a year (on my two main blogs), plus quite a few for Cadence and my third blog, you can find yourself struggling to avoid the generic sorts of descriptions one can easily fall into. Take today's selection, the Lee Shaw Trio plus guests Live at Art Gallery Reutlingen (Artists ...

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Lee Shaw Trio: Live At Art Gallery Reutlingen

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After over fifty years as a musician, composer and educator Lee Shaw remains active and in demand. While never the most prolific recording artist, she continues to record in her 80s, and 2011 may well be one of her busiest years, with two albums in quick succession. Together Again: Live At The Egg (Artists Recording Collective) ...

It's an Upstate Thing: John Medeski and Lee Shaw; Joe Barna and Sketches Of Influence

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It's time once again to prove that all the great jazz in New York State isn't all made in New York City. The state capital of Albany has been doing its part for quite some time, and it doesn't stop with its two favorite musical sons: mallets wizard Stefon Harris and baritone saxman Nick Brignola. Here ...

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The Jazz Session #141: Lee Shaw

The Jazz Session #141: Lee Shaw

Pianist Lee Shaw is living a fascinating life. From her childhood in Oklahoma in the 1920s to her early exposure to jazz in Chicago to her decades-long career as a jazz pianist, Shaw has been everywhere and played with just about everyone. In this interview, recorded at the Rotary Club of Albany, NY, Shaw talks about ...

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Upstate New York Jazz: Brian Patneaude, Lee Shaw, Steve Lambert

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A famous New Yorker cover shows Manhattan in detail up to the Hudson River, and then the rest of the nation is one small, faceless block. Jazz in the Empire State is seen the same way--everything in Manhattan, nothing in the hinterlands. But a few hours up the New York Thruway is Albany, birthplace of vibes ...

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John Medeski: Strong as Ever with MMW

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The Medeski, Martin & Wood band, one that has amassed followers like a snowball rolling down a mountain of wet snow since its emergence on the scene over 18 years ago, is one of those exceptional organizations that doesn't stick to playing what might be expected by its audiences. They don't play it safe, instead choosing ...

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Lee Shaw Trio: Blossom

Read "Blossom" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Curiously, it happens that one of the most exciting “young" pianists on the scene today is an eighty-something year-old woman named Lee Shaw. Shaw's playing has an energy and freshness that sounds great alongside other new rising stars of the piano-trio idiom: Aaron Goldberg, Aaron Parks, Robert Glasper, Yaron Herman and Elan Mehler.

Shaw's story is ...