The first album from pianist/composer Shea features French hornist Mark
Taylor, known for his work with Henry Threadgill and Muhal Richard
Abrams, in a lyrical, swinging, setting. Shea's tunes are warmly
emotional; his group plays with power and passion. If you like Joanne
Brackeen, Mulgrew Miller, or Keith Jarrett, you'll enjoy this.
"A formidable jazz piano player and writer."
-John Basile, Neon Navigator
"Fine solos throughout...rich interplay."
-Ken Franckling, JazzTimes
"Fully considered, and full of interesting compositional gambits...a strong set of
-Dave Dupont, Cadence
"...takes us to many corners of the heart."
-James Lesnick, Jamaica Plain Gazette
Personnel: Michael Shea, pn; Bryan Steele, ts; John Pineda, bs; Steve Altenberg, dms; Mark Taylor, fh.
Tracks: 1.Spoonerisms; 2.Last Night While You Slept; 3.Water
Exists; 4. Kiely on the Moor; 5.Freida's Likely Explanation; 6.When I
See You Again; 7.Hyacinthe; 8.Rafter Mammals; 9.Big Sky.