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Paul Shaw grew up in Southern New Jersey and began playing the drums at age 5. He attended Rutgers University and Georgia State University, where he was a Jazz Studies major. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Excelsior College with a major in music and history. He joined the Marine Corps and spent four years stationed with the 1st Marine Division Band at Camp Pendelton, CA. He then joined the Air Force as a big band drummer. He has played with the Band of the Air Force Reserve, the United States Air Forces in Europe Band, and the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. Paul has served as an adjunct professor of music at Mercer University and has taught privately for 14 years

Moment of Clarity

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Heartland; Shapeshifter; Song for Everyone; Mary Oliver; Peekaboo; Moment of Clarity; Showdown.

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Roundup Time

Read "Roundup Time" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Although the coronavirus has brought live music to a virtual standstill, recorded jazz has continued to pour out over the last few months. Here is a roundup of several recent releases that deserve some attention. Troy Roberts Stuff I Heard Toy Robot Music 2020 Troy Roberts goes ...

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Wayne Escoffery, Art Blakey, Gunhild Carling and More

Read "Wayne Escoffery, Art Blakey, Gunhild Carling and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

As this COVID-19 pandemic has silenced the world of live music, jazz musicians continue releasing more and more great albums. This week we focus on some of them, Wayne Escoffery, Warren Wolf, Gunhild Carling and Ran Blake. Enjoy the music. Playlist Wayne Escoffery “Benedictus" The Humble Warrior (Smoke Sessions Records) 00:00 Host talks 5:23 ...

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New sounds from Postma, Gould and Shaw

Read "New sounds from Postma,  Gould and Shaw" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show new releases including: The seventh album from Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma. Her first since 2014,  a come-back album as a leader. Together with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, bassist Matt Brewer, drummer Dan Weiss and featuring pianist Kris Davis she has delivered an excellent set. A remarkable live album from Bill ...

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Paul Shaw Quintet: Moment of Clarity

Read "Moment of Clarity" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Drummer Paul Shaw, best known as a reliable sideman in groups large and small, strides into the spotlight with panache as leader of his own quintet, having written every number on Moment of Clarity and entrusted them to the capable hands and singular talents of his earnest colleagues. He also gives those teammates ample space to ...

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Alfonso Adan - Jazz guitarist and composer begins a colorful new chapter with New Morning

Alfonso Adan - Jazz guitarist and composer begins a colorful new chapter with New Morning

In a city that’s always moving at high speed, Alfonso Adan remembers the value of quiet and patience. The world-travelling guitarist has had a long and colorful journey from his roots in Europe to his current working life in and around Greenwich Village, New York. The music bug first struck at age six, and that same ...


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