Somewhere Towards Love

Ian Shaw

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October 12, 2009

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At last, a ballads album from Ian Shaw. Raw, beautiful, and gorgeous. The title track, a new Shaw original, is set to be a standard.
Having recorded ten albums over the years in group, big band and orchestral format, this intimate collection of ballads sees Shaw in the studio, alone at the piano. From the poignant title track, composed by Shaw, to Nick Cave?s ?Into My Arms?, through Eubie Blake, Noel Coward and Michael Legrand and two new Fran Landesman lyrics, this new recording echoes the great jazz vocalists like Mark Murphy, Carmen McRae and Nat Cole as well as the more contemporary singer pianists such as Billy Joel and Randy Newman.
The album was recorded and produced by Neal Richardson, producer of Liane Carroll?s last 5 releases. The packaging for the album is manufactured according to Splash Point Records? green policy, being of recycled board with no plastic. A donation from the proceeds goes to Friends of the Earth. "Best Jazz Vocalist" at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, Ian Shaw has already amassed a number of highly acclaimed albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. An incredibly colourful character, he has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world's finest male jazz vocalists.
Tracks;1 Close as pages in a book / 2 Somewhere towards love / 3 Company / 4 If love were all / 5 Into my arms / 6 Scars / 7 You must believe in spring / 8 Here?s to life /
9 Who can I turn to? / 10 Just having fun / 11 Memories of you / 12 Watching the white wheat (Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn)

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Catalogue number SPR008CD
Barcode 5060161950045
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm