Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Twice winner of the BBC Jazz Award for Best Vocalist, Ian Shaw's return to working with the singer-with-trio format has him teaming up with the in-demand young pianist Barry Green, legendary UK bassist Mick Hutton and an old cohort, drummer David Ohm. Following their appearance in 2014 at the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival, Shaw returned to Hamburg's Elbjazz this year with the trio to showcase his new work. These arrangements form the basis of The Theory of Joy.
Personnel: Ian Shaw (vocals); Barry Green (piano); Dave Ohm (drums).
Liner Note Author: Ian Shaw.
Recording information: Snap! Studios, London (07/2015-08/2015).
Photographer: Tim Francis.