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Ian Shaw - Lifejacket - Hi-Fi Magazine (Poland)


20 February 2009
Hi-Fi Magazine

An audiophile CD with music for everybody. And what music! Ian Shaw may not be the most famous jazz vocalist but with his CD "Lifejacket" he betters many competitors. He manages to combine perfect performance with accessible form. The results are great!

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