Little Village album review “it happened.”
“Albums of jazz standards can skew schmaltzy. What keeps “it happened.” out of that danger is the fantastic touches Shaw brings to his arrangements and the crack players in his Blake Shaw Quintet band…….. Shaw shows the full spectrum of his abilities as a musician: arranger, bass player, singer. Most importantly, he shows the ability to translate those into a work which showcases his unique vision and talents.” -Michael Roeder, Little Village
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Little Village album review “Listen Hear”
“…..Shaw’s compositions possess enough rhythmic changes and sonic meanderings to keep an attentive listener engaged, making it a perfect combination of being good background music and worth studying closely.” -Michael Roeder, Little Village