Ian Shaw

A World Still Turning

2004-04-14

This 13 cut disc evokes the atmosphere of a late night jazz club heavy with cigar smoke, perfume and the night cap to put the crowning touch on the evening. Romance is in the air, the night is leading to an inevitable conclusion but the music is just too damn good to leave.

The male equivalent of a torch singer, British vocalist Ian Shaw gives subtle and sympathetic readings to a number of tunes that may not immediately strike you as fodder for a jazz disc: Gilbert O'Sullivan's 70's pop hit "Alone Again Naturally", David Bowie's "An Occasional Dream", Elton John/Bernie Taupin's "We All Fall in Love Sometimes", Dylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody", and Radiohead's "The Tourist". More classic jazz and blues fare includes Blobby Blue Bland, Jimmy Dorsey and Randy Newman tracks.

Laid back, yet steamy in equal measure, this is a perfect disc for when you want to slow things down a bit and just relax to the groove.

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Jazz

  • reviewed 06/2007

    Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights
    If Dreams Come True

  • reviewed 10/2007

    FOUR80EAST
    Enroute

  • reviewed 10/2004

    Jay Geils, Duke Robillard and Gerry Beaudoin
    New Guitar Summit

  • reviewed 05/2006

    Edye Evan Hyde
    A Lady With A Song

  • reviewed 08/2007

    AVISHAI COHEN
    After The Big Rain

  • reviewed 07/2004

    River Rogues Jazz Band
    From Fats to Satch

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.