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Optimism

Label: Changu Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Flipside; Almost; In 3; Optimism; If I'm Lucky; Flight; Love for Sale; Muna's Sleeping; Muna's Dream; The Struggle; Optilude.

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 ...

Optimism

Label: Sharp Nine Records
Released: 1998
Track listing:

Optimism; Stranger in Moscow; Straight Up; All for One; Pearl's; Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most; What Kind of Fool Am I?; The Prevaricator; These Foolish Things (70:07).

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One for All: Optimism

Read "Optimism" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Confidence. It's a quality too often overlooked, but one that is nonetheless essential in Jazz, as it enables a musician - or a group - to take chances, to go all-out and run the race at top speed without any fear of stumbling or falling flat on one's face. You can hear that confidence in Miles ...

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One for All: Optimism

Read "Optimism" reviewed by Joel Roberts

This is the second album by One for All, an all-star group of young jazz veterans totally steeped in the hard bop tradition and group dynamic of the classic ensembles of Art Blakey and Horace Silver. Eric Alexander, the rising tenor sax phenom, and Peter Washington, the talented and ubiquitous bassist, are probably the best known ...


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