New album out today
The Theory Of Joy is a collection of inspirational pop-structured songs, including extraordinary new takes on David Bowie, Lionel Bart, Jacques Brel, Joni Mitchell, Mel Tormé and even the seminal Traffic. The mood is hopeful, questioning, politicised, and honest… read more
Classy jazz singer in his element
“Jazz singers magnify the character tics of everyday life – tell-tale inflections that reveal a backstory, offbeat emphases, the catch in a voice of a hidden regret, all the mannerisms that bring favourite singers as close as partners or friends. Idiosyncratic Americans Betty Carter and Mark Murphy felt like that, and so does the British singer Ian Shaw…”
Ian's new album The Theory Of Joy reviewed by The Guardian's John Fordham.
Listen to Ian's new track My Brother
From The Theory Of Joy (Harmonia Mundi/Jazz Village), release February 2016. Please consider making a donation to refugee aid – all info below video.
BBC Radio London's Robert Elms Show on My Brother
“I don't have records of the year but if I did this would probably be it…I don't think there was a better song written last year.”
The new album: The Theory Of Joy
For this new recording, Ian has returned to working with that classic jazz ensemble, the piano trio. A frequent and accomplished solo performer, Ian craved a bit of company, and what company he found…
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