Jazz: Ian Shaw in JJ Smyth's
What kind of singer would you like to hear next Saturday night? A hitter of high notes or a rumbler deep down in his boots? One who can belt out 12-bar blues, or one who can Be Cool in a tribute to Joni Mitchell? How about high-speed scatting, ballads by Hoagy Carmichael or jazz standards by Ellington and Gillespie? No problem. All these singers come together in one man: Ian Shaw. On Saturday he sings in JJ Smyth's with Phil Ware (piano), Dave Redmond (bass) and Kevin Brady (drums). Phil, also from Britain but resident in Ireland for many years now, can be heard in Shaw's backing group on The Abbey Road Sessions, recorded in 2011.