Author: George W. Harris

Ian Shaw: The Theory of Joy

Vocalist Ian Shaw delivers lyrics with the street smarts of a Rolex salesman in Times Square in this session with boppers Barry Green/p, Mick Hutton/b and Dave Ohm/dr. He’s got a flexible Eddie Jefferson-styled of delivery, mixing straight talk with…

Avataar: Petal

The group Avataar is lead by Sundar Viswanathan, who plays sax, flute and bansuri, and teams together Felicity Williams/voc, Michael Occhipinit/g, Justin Gray/b-mand, Ravi Naimpally/perc and Giampaolo Scatozza/dr. Together, a rich mixture of Eastern rhythms and western harmonies. Naimpally’s tables…

Allison Au Quartet: Forest Grove

Alto saxist Allison Au brings her compositions in for interpretation and deliver along with Todd Pentney/key, Jon Maharaj/b and Fabio Ragnelli/dr. Her tone is bright, with a slight left of center approach to soloing and melody. She’s got a dreamy…