Maxwell, Shawn

Shawn Maxwell, 2010CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 16.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: You won’t need coffee to stay awake with Shawn Maxwell on sax! He is one of Chicago’s young lions teamed up with Matt Nelson (p), Kevin Martinez (b) and Brandon Dickert (d) to form a swinging quartet. Hank Crawford and Kenny Garrett influence his tone and his signature speaks for itself. Maxwell sounds good on both ballads like “Five” and cool swingers like “Dangerous Curve”. All of the music on this CD was written by Shawn except “If Only” a burner by Nelson and Matt Nischan. If you don’t know this cat Shawn Maxwell, it is time to become acquainted. There’s a lot of good jazz coming out of his pipe!


Publicist: Maxwell Music