The Shine Sister Shine 2018 tour

Ian Shaw

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Last Show: Saturday 21 st July 2018

'Shine Sister Shine' (just released internationally in all formats, including double vinyl) is Ian Shaw’s current studio album and is a celebration of the actions and art of extraordinary women – “an album crammed with sharp pain, deeply felt, then countered with soaring, resonant hope” (Stella Duffy).

"The work of an impassioned and versatile artist…” - Guardian

“… in note-perfect solidarity with the jazz sisterhood and, indeed, with women everywhere, the redoubtable Ian Shaw … a consummate interpreter” - The Evening Standard

Moved by recent world events - the election of a cartoon president whose life is more suited to the high-end romps of a glossy pin-up mag hero - and the subsequent rallying of millions of women, Shaw has penned new songs reflecting two years’ working alongside refugees ('Keep Walking' is a hymn to the resilience of an Eritrean mother, whose life was shredded by civil war and a world that looks the other way. 'Carry On World' stars Shaw's sisters - all five million of them).

Shaw is known as one of the jazz world's supreme interpreters of the popular song form - here showcasing dazzling new arrangements of works by Peggy Lee, Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, as well as friends and collaborators closer to home - Sarah Jane Morris, the genre-defying Gwyneth Herbert, Judith Owen Julie Matthews - and a stunning co-write with UK pop legend, Tanita Tikaram, on the title track.

He appears here with his brilliant trio Barry Green (piano), Mick Hutton (bass) and Dave Ohm (drums).