Anthony Shaw

All About Jazz member Anthony Shaw
Former rock and folk freak, now with tastes fully fermented by 30 years living in Finland.

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Brought up in the UK, in the 1960s and 70s I listened to a lot of contemporary rock, moving during the 80s from folk-rock towards folk. In the 90s I gravitated to jazz, as well as relocating to Finland where I follow the excellent local nu-jazz with as much wild abandon as I can muster. Given the location I now enjoy much Scandinavian music, instrumentalists and writers who succeed so well in MY mother tongue (such as Emma Larsson, Randi Tytingvåg).

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because the range is so broad. I was first exposed to jazz via Robert Wyatt and the soft sounds of Canterbury rock. I met Daevid Allen after a gig in Imatra, Finland in 2006 The best show I ever attended was Jarmo Saari Solu, Tapiola Hall in about 2004. The first jazz record I bought was Zetaboo, Finnish crossover ethnic jazz. My advice to new listeners: if you don't like it first time try, try again.

My Favorites

  1. I.Overdrive - French 'free trio' reworking Syd Barrett's wonderful weirdness
  2. ZetaBoo - ethnic jazz from Finland
  3. Randi Tytingvåg - Let go
  4. Cicada - second outing by New York's incomparable Hazmat Modine
  5. Pipoka - Veto, second outing from accordionist Veli Kujala (also plays K-18)
  6. K-18 - a new 4-piece Finnish a/g band led by guitarist Kalle Kalima
  7. Hunstsville - Norwegian sound sorcerers, colleagues of Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche
  8. Caravaggio - French 4-piece sound sorcerers, incl Bruno Chevillon, Eric Echampard
  9. John Drumbo French - City of Refuge (ex Magic Band stalwart, own material v Beefheartian)
  10. Trio Toykeat - Sisu, Finnish power jazz
  1. Zetaboo - Outerrail
  2. Zetaboo - Medizine
  3. Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  4. Hazmat Modine - Bahamut
  5. Marc Ducret - #3
  6. Outo Voima - Pekka Lehti and friends
  7. Sibelius Symphony #7
  8. Linda Thompson - Fashionably Late
  9. Richard Thompson - Industry

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