JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2009 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Ryan Shaw - Rochester International Jazz Festival 2009

We stuck our head in the tent a few years ago to check out Ryan Shaw and gave him another chance last night. We do love the early Detroit r&b era that he is mining but this muscular approach, not just Ryan's buff build but the five string bass and heavy hitting drummer, takes the sweetness out it. I couldn't get past the ready cell phone on his belt.

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