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Shawn McGowan is an Indianapolis based pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, and educator. Shawn studied at the Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of David N. Baker and Luke Gillespie, earning a B.A in Jazz Studies, a minor in instrumental and choral conducting, and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. In 2013, Shawn won first prize for Best Musical Score in the National Campus Movie Festival screened in Hollywood and Paris, France. From 2015- 2016 he served as the Associate Instructor of Jazz Piano for the Jacobs School of Music and as a piano instructor for the IU Young Pianists Program
Label: Provogue Records
Track listing: Love And Pain; Hammer Ring; Everything You Need (feat. Eric Clapton); London To Tokyo; Searching For Love (duet with Norah Jones); Live Forever (with Greyhounds); Break Apart To Mend; She'll Come Around; The Night; Parvanah; Consciousness; Going Going Gone (feat. Tedeschi Trucks Band).
by Doug Collette
The title of Doyle Bramhall II's Shades intimates a fitting level of nuance comparable to that of his previous album, Rich Man (Concord, 2016), where he married the most profound spiritual themes of his original material to lush production and arrangement. Here, in contrast, he emphasizes his blues and R&B roots so that, as a direct ...
By Mike Lebrun
Label: Beakerbox Records
Track listing: Flute Party; Now, Then, or Some Other Time; Click 'n' Slap; Clusterduck; Going Through the Emotions (feat Amber Navran); Saxophone Crash a Flute Party; Drive There; Summon the Hope; Melt; Step by Leap; Jamovaland; Eleven Toe Waggle; Drive Back; Surfer Girl
by C. Michael Bailey
Easy, effortless, breezy, and boundless: a few words to describe Gia Notte's approach to the standards. Shades, from beginning to end, displays an intention to recast standards in a different light. Not a bone-jarring different light, just one that is informative and thoughtfully conceived. Longtime Chet Baker ballad vehicle, My Funny Valentine," is a case in ...
by Woodrow Wilkins
A glance at the set list for Gia Notte's Shades might initially elicit concern about another album of standards. However, fresh arrangements, a solid band, and a charming voice can make a tremendous difference between a ho-hum effort and something that warrants attention. Notte, born Margie but using the nickname Gia, began with piano ...
by Dan Bilawsky
Margie Gia" Notte's debut recording, Just You, Just Me & Friends--Live at Cecil's, (GNote Records, 2009) was an exciting standards-based journey. Her follow-up, Shades, also finds her interpreting some well-worn songs but the delivery and the arrangements make this more than a run-of-the-mill recording. While the adrenaline-fueled excitement from her live recording is hard to match ...