Shaw, Paul

Zoho, 2020CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Paul Shaw was a drummer for the Air Force Falconaires Big Band. That gave him a wide exposure to different genres. He has evolved as a composer, educator and bandleader, now based in NYC and presenting his quintet for a Moment of Clarity. There’s a taste of racy fusion on “Peekaboo” with nice work from the entire band notably Gary Versace (p), Brad Shepik (g), Drew Gress (b) and Alex Sipiagin (t). We also enjoyed the mysterious vibe on the title track and “Song For Everyone” incorporating elements of chamber jazz to impart a rather calming sensation to this modern jazz set.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services