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Drawn To All Things

Ian Shaw

Drawn To All Things

...the songs of Joni Mitchell
AKD 276 (Linn Records)
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Track Time Listen
1
Jericho

Jericho

Band Janette Mason - piano, Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Janette Mason
4:14 Play $1.70
2
Moon at the Window

Moon at the Window

Band Janette Mason - piano, Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Janette Mason
5:16 Play $3.40
3
Night in the City

Night in the City

Band Tim Lapthorn - piano, Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax, David Preston - guitar
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
4:09 Play $1.70
4
Edith and the Kingpin

Edith and the Kingpin

Band Tim Lapthorn - piano, Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax, David Preston - guitar
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
5:17 Play $3.40
5
Harlem in Havana

Harlem in Havana

Band Janette Mason - piano, Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax, David Preston - guitar
Guest Artist Lea De Laria - vocals
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Janette Mason
5:11 Play $3.40
6
A Case of You

A Case of You

Band Simon Little - bass
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
4:14 Play $1.70
7
Barangrill

Barangrill

Band Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
4:24 Play $1.70
8
Chelsea Morning

Chelsea Morning

Band Tim Lapthorn - piano, Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax, David Preston - guitar
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
3:15 Play $1.70
9
Love or Money

Love or Money

Band Janette Mason - piano, Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax, David Preston - guitar
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Janette Mason
5:48 Play $3.40
10
Talk to Me

Talk to Me

Band Tim Lapthorn - piano, Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax, David Preston - guitar
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
3:55 Play $1.70
11
River

River

Band Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
3:59 Play $1.70
12
Night Ride Home

Night Ride Home

Band Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax
Guest Artist Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
3:57 Play $1.70
13
Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now

Band Tim Lapthorn - piano, Simon Little - bass, Mark Fletcher - drums, Miles Bould - percussion , Richard Cottle - keyboards, Guy Barker - trumpet, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor sax
Guest Artist Jim Mullen - guitar
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
5:20 Play $3.40
14
Stay In Touch

Stay In Touch

Guest Artist The Tapestry Strings
Writer Joni Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
2:50 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 62 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Ian Shaw's debut album on Linn Records is a stunning collection of re-workings of classic and lesser-known Joni Mitchell songs.

The SACD layer is both 5.1 channel and 2-channel. The Studio Master files are 48kHz / 24-bit.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet

Produced by Richard Cottle

Featuring:
vocals, piano and electric piano - Ian Shaw
piano - Janette Mason (tracks 1, 2, 5 & 9)
piano - Tim Lapthorn (tracks 3, 4, 8, 10 & 13)
bass - Simon Little
drums - Mark Fletcher
percussion - Miles Bould
keyboards - Richard Cottle
trumpet - Guy Barker
tenor sax - Nigel Hitchcock
guitar - David Preston (tracks 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 & 10)
guitar - Jim Mullen (tracks 12 & 13)
guest vocal - Lea De Laria (track 5)
guest vocal - Claire Martin (track 12)

with The Tapestry Strings

Ian Shaw writes

sarah vaughan, t-rex, supertramp, miles davis, sinatra and david bowie. my teenage record collection was a roll-call of every musical sensation needed to pave the way for my own precocious foray into making music.

i was fascinated by the sounds and the story worlds of “bewitched”, “willow weep for me” and “life on mars”. miniatures, myths, frozen little moods pressed onto pungent glossy discs. mysterious yet familiar, orchestrations forged on distant shores, ever evolving yet never changing. iconic artwork, cherished gatefold sleeves, lyric sheets, stickers, 45 and 33rpm, a-sides, b-sides, ep’s, lp’s, best of’s, free posters, calendars. each album had its own smell, its own texture. the design of each cover reflected the music inside.

i found a record called “blue” by joni mitchell in my little town library on the way home from school on the last day of my sixth-form autumn term. i was sixteen. you could take out three records at a time. i don’t remember the other two.

walking home through the filthy melting snow, i checked the cover. david bowie’s sister. sharp cheekbones bathed in grainy dark blue shadows. a still from a gig perhaps. the lyrics were printed over a gatefold centre: “the bed’s too big, the frying pan’s too wide”, “i made my baby cry”, “a foggy lullaby”, “dark cafes”, “needles, guns and grass”. rock and roll words mixed into images so specific, so confessional, so domestic as to be straight from a diary kept in a drawer… somewhere in america. i couldn’t imagine how joni mitchell would sound and, to this day, i still don’t fully understand the unfathomable beauty of her recordings. i felt i was, at sixteen, an honorary member of a secret club. i quickly found her other records.

the immaculate marriage of words and music in joni’s work has always fascinated and puzzled me. the constant, aching search for happiness combined with the concerns we all have for the demise of everything we treasure. on “miles of aisles“, her first live set, joni describes a song as “a portrait of disappointment”. thousands of great american songs before her have touched on personal disappointments, usually related to love. joni would later record an entire album charting the course of a love affair

the songs i’ve chosen for this session are, without doubt, beautifully composed popular song forms. the imagery is personal yet universal, and i hope that by re-arranging and scoring them for what is essentially an enduring jazz format - piano, bass and drums – i haven’t taken away from their original compositional greatness. i sensed that joni’s more diary-based works like “hejira”, and her heartfelt, magical collusion with the legendary charlie mingus on “mingus” wouldn’t suit re-invention of any kind.

occasionally joni mitchell writes what seems to be the perfect song for every singer. “stay in touch” (from “taming the tiger”) is one. “river” (“blue”) is another. i’ve recorded both. they shake my bones when i sing them.

the emotions themselves - audibly in the music like creatures trapped in amber (jim irwin)

to work with the extraordinary ears of the producer richard cottle, a crew of young joni-loving jazz players was assembled. tim lapthorn, one of the most emotional piano players in europe, whose album “natural language” is a thing of great beauty. simon little, a young bass player (divine comedy, clare teal) whose enthusiasm for joni matches my own. mark fletcher, a hugely creative drummer who has played with james moody, mark murphy, ronnie scott, in cahoots, and has been in my trio for sixteen years. our invited guests on the album are david preston, a passionate young guitarist still at college, percussionist miles bould, saxophonist nigel hitchcock and the legendary jim mullen (“both sides now” and “night ride home”). ”). the award-winning guy barker makes a special guest appearance on “harlem in havana”, “talk to me” and “moon at the window”.

claire martin and i have been performing together for over ten years. she recorded “be cool” on her debut album “the waiting game” in 1991 and sings “night ride home” with me here. for “harlem in havana”, i couldn’t think of a better scat singer than lea de laria.

the arrangements on this record are my own, with the exception of “jericho”, “love or money” and “harlem in havana” which were crafted by one of our most inventive composers, janette mason. she plays piano on these three tracks.

this album is dedicated to the memory of my father, vic bagshaw (1934-2004), whose music never leaves me.

Recorded at The Bunker Studios, London on 23-30 November, 2005
Recording and Mix Engineer - John Gallen
Mixed at Denham Studios, London
Mixed by Richard Cottle and John Gallen
Assistant Mix Engineer - Joseph Cottle
SA-CD mixing and mastering by Ben Turner & Philip Hobbs
Mastered at Finesplice, UK
Photography and design - John Haxby

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Guardian Praise for Ian Shaw
22 January 2009
More live performance success for the singer.
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EDP24
There are singers - and then there are singers
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Audiophile Audition
Great surround involvement via Linn's hi-res sonics.
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EJazzNews
Overall, this is a superbly produced and acutely envisioned project.
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Scotland On Sunday
At once referential and quite different.
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Scotland on Sunday
The soulful Shaw has succeeded in making the 14 very personal and evocative songs his own.
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The Vortex website
Something of a triumph.
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BBC Interactive
An eye-watering vocal range and bucketloads of soul.
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Jazz Times
Praised far and wide as the single greatest male jazz vocalist Britain has to offer.
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Mojo
4 Stars
For years now, Ian Shaw has been topping Britain's Best Jazz Singer polls.
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The Scotsman
Britain's top male jazz vocalist.
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Jazz Review
Neither fans of Joni Mitchell nor followers of jazz singer Ian Shaw will be disappointed by this "tribute" album.
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Yorkshire Post
This superb CD is a reminder of his sheer class.
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The List
An album with strong crossover potential.
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The Herald
Ian Shaw is a brave man.
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The Sunday Times
Mitchell would surely be intrigued.
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The Times
A heartfelt album.
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Time Out
Our fave jazz singer, Shaw's been in fine form recently.
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Jazzwise
4 Stars
Sometimes an album just comes out right.
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06 March 2014 to 06 March 2014
England
The Tower Theatre, Folkstone, England, United Kingdom
Ian Shaw with Barry Green and Mick Hutton

13 March 2014 to 14 March 2014
England, London
St James Studio - Canned Clary, London, England, United Kingdom
Special Guest of Julian Clary

17 March 2014 to 18 March 2014
England, London
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, England, United Kingdom
Ian Shaw alongside Liane Carroll

20 March 2014 to 20 March 2014
England
Cliffs Pavilion Palace Theatre,, Sothend, England, United Kingdom
Solo

21 March 2014 to 21 March 2014
England
Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Stoke by Nayland, England, United Kingdom
Solo - Fleece Jazz

29 March 2014 to 29 March 2014
England, London
Vortex Jazz Club, London, England, United Kingdom
Solo

06 April 2014 to 06 April 2014
England, London
JW3 - The Jewish Community Centre, West Hampsted, London, England, United Kingdom
Ian Shaw with barry Green

11 April 2014 to 11 April 2014
England
The Under Ground Theatre, Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
Ian Shaw with Barry Green

12 April 2014 to 12 April 2014
England, London
St James Studio, London, England, United Kingdom
Joni Mitchell at 70: Ian Shaw Sings joni Mitchell

25 April 2014 to 25 April 2014
England, London
The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London, England, United Kingdom
Ian Shaw

01 June 2014 to 01 June 2014
England, London
606 Club, Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
Ian Shaw

13 October 2014 to 13 October 2014
England, London
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London, England, United Kingdom
Rejoice! Festival

12 December 2014 to 12 December 2014
England, London
The Purcell Room at Southbank, London, England, United Kingdom
Ian Shaw with Claire Martin