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New CD: Out of the Blue

"A fun bent note swagger in his playing."Cadence Magazine"
This quote sums up quite well that the Blues influence is prevalent in Jim's playing.
Given the fact that he had his own rhythm and blues group in high school,
this is not surprising. There are three blues forms on this CD, all are Jim's compositions. The first piece, "Out of the Blue" demonstrates some of
this influence. The CD features fine solo work of Bassist Seaton and excellent drumming by Andrew Griffith. Number four on the CD is a medium tempo Blues which demonstrates Shannon's versatility via finger style solo guitar.

Jim Shannon, Guitar
Lynn Seaton, Bass
Andrew Griffith, Drums

 

Jim Shannon: Out of the Blue

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Latest Cadence Magazine review:

"Might seem simple-a guitar / bass / drums trio-but as Monk is supposed to have said, "Simple ain't easy." Shannon is a fine, mobile guitarist with an attractive sound and an easy way with an improvised line: he reminded me of Herb Ellis in his melodic ways, Wes Montgomery in his octaves. He doesn't affect a harsh sound, and he doesn't fill every bar with notes. Shannon can also construct sweet chordal passages, as in his introduction to "Who Can I Turn To?" Seaton offers this trio a large woody sound, and drummer Griffith is responsive to the music and his colleagues. Entertaining music that will please the non-Jazz listener as well as the guitar fancier.

Michael Steinman
Cadence Jazz Magazine
April May June 2010 Issue

 

Listen to music from "Out of the Blue"
All songs are in the MP3 format

Jim Shannon Trio(Out of the Blue)
Out of the Blue
Who Can I Turn To
Whats New.Trio
Three Four for Flo

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Silent Voices CD:
Jim Shannon's music reflects a poetic passion for his instrument and the ability to mirror the essence of experience. It contains the refreshing sound of a unique musical contrast. The passion and elegance of the classic acoustic guitar and the soul of the Jazz guitar. Two instrument personalities magically melded into a singular focus.

Jim Shannon: Silent Voices

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"Whatever Shannon’s playing, he can put you in the moment---completely."
Mark Lee
Dallas Morning News

"Intense and melodic" "Bright and free wheeling
and full of
blusey accents that can't help
but bring a smile to your face."
Jerome Wilson
Cadence Magazine

Listen to music from "Silent Voices"!

All songs are in the MP3 format

Jim Shannon Quartet (Silent Voices Clips)
Bluesology
Vibin
Free Flight
Forever In The Wind

Solo Guitar
My Romance
Silent Voices

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Fast Company CD:
Jim Shannon and master saxophonist Mack Goldsbury decided a CD together was long over due. It was decided that the music would consist of standards with a Blues written by Jim thrown into the mix. The Duo makes the selected tunes sound as if you are hearing them for the first time. The intimacy gained by live recording puts Mack and Jim right in your living room. Spontaneous in the moment renditions of great music!

Jim Shannon: Silent Voices

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"Whatever Shannon’s playing, he can put you in the moment---completely."
Mark Lee
Dallas Morning News

"Intense and melodic" "Bright and free wheeling
and full of
blusey accents that can't help
but bring a smile to your face."
Jerome Wilson
Cadence Magazine

Listen to music from "Fast Company"!

All songs are in the MP3 format

Jim Shannon/Mack Goldsbury Duo (Guitar/Sax)
Free Flight
Like Someone in Love
Heres That Rainy Day
Polka Dots and Moonbeams

Solo Guitar
My Romance
Silent Voices

Live TV Video with Eric Scortia
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Live TV/complete version click here.

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