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by Lee Shaw Trio

"Shaw's balmy opener "Blossom" combines Bill Evan's harmonic sensitivity with Oscar Peterson's joie de vivre. The band deftly proceeds from ragtime to bop-based blues to gentle ballads with equal assurance." Audio Auditions, March 2010
Genre: Blues: Piano Blues
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1. Blossom
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2. Fat's Blues
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3. Blues 11
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4. Holiday
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5. Algo Triste
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6. Cool Jack
4:13 $0.99
7. Sleeper
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8. Shifting Sands
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9. Virtuoso Rag
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10. Nipper's Dream
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Album Notes
“Curiously, it happened that one of the most exciting “young” pianists on the scene today is an 80 something year old woman named Lee Shaw. Shaw’s playing has an energy and freshness that sounds great alongside other new rising stars of the piano-trio."
All About Jazz
November, 2009
Jeff Dayton-Johnson

"These three instrumentalists show how a trio of the top class can communicate with one another. Committed music can always seize the hearts of the listeners."
Marktoberdorf, Germany- Review of a recent 2009 Concert.

Shaw is a veteran pianist who has led a New York area trio for years. Influenced by Oscar Peterson, she has a fine, swinging, two-handed approach and two very compatible players in Jeff Siegel (drums) and Rich Syracuse (bass).The band is tight without being slick; there's an enjoyable looseness to what they do with a programme of Shaw's own originals and pieces by Jeff Siegel and Rich Syracuse. Shaw retains an enviable harmonic and melodic vocabulary and a bouyant sense of joy in her playing.
Ray Comiskey-The Irish Times

The influence of Oscar Peterson is obvious in Shaw's playing but she utterly transcends all influences. Years of experience as well as her classical training have created a unique style that is deep, harmonically daring and thematically sophisticated. Though her playing is often sumptuous, Shaw is unafraid and will juxtapose passages of lyrically spare but still beautifully expressive moments that are utterly ravishing.

She performs them all with elegance, imagination, and superb technical control. Her associates provide her with a secure environment. Her bassist, Rich Syracuse, seems to know what she’s going to do as soon as she does. He contributes interesting solos of his own. Drummer Siegel provides solid time and tasteful accompaniment. Together they achieve ebullient sense of swing.
Jan-March 2010
“Blossom” Review by David Franklin,

Syracuse furnishes a pair of pieces. "Cool Jack" is anything but: it's an uncorked hard-bop burner where Shaw spins, bobs and weaves across the 88 keys while Syracuse provides a steadfast bass and Siegel confirms he has been studying Art Blakey and other stalwarts. The ironically titled "Sleeper" is a bluesy medium-tempo tumbler where the two rhythm aces conspire together like the old friends they are, cultivating a fine bass/drum duet offset by Shaw's harmonics.
Audiophile Audition
March 18, 2010
"Blossom" Review by Doug Simpson



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