– Press


Selected reviews/articles:

Reviews for Awake

Greg Yuska, Jazz Improv's New York Jazz Guide
"Shook turns the heat up well beyond the boiling point with pyrotechnical technique and raw energy rarely exhibited by the new breed of pianists."

Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
"...consistently showcases Travis Shook at his best."

George Harris, All About Jazz
'"Fresh and hot seven years out of the oven, Awake is a prime example of the adage 'good things come to those who wait.' "

Edward Blanco,
'"A thoroughly enjoyable set of contemporary jazz, Awake captures an exceptional performance by pianist Travis Shook...."

Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes Magazine
"...Shook is something of a mystery man."

Reviews for Travis Shook Plays Kurt Weill

Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes Magazine
" of the hippest, driest, most elliptical versions of "Mack the Knife" on record."

Grego Applegate Edwards, Cadence Magazine
"This is an ambitious disk.... Travis Shook shows he is not afraid to try different things with some highly worked material."

French Reviews for Travis Shook (debut album)

Best of 1993 (Jazz Magazine)
"...dominates his art thanks to a beautiful control of the keyboard."

Nord Matin, Travis Shook "the" Discovery
"He has well earned the prize 'Special Discovery'.... Yes this Travis Shook is a phenomenon and it is clear that they will be talking about him."

Joel Pailhé, Le Monde de la Musique
"Travis Shook proves to be an affirmed talent."

Par Henri Marchal, La Semaine des Spectacles
"Shook is a supreme pianist by his maturity, his assurance, his irresistible punch and the electricity that frees itself from his playing."

Philippe Méziat, Jazz Mag
"Among the super talented, Travis Shook, who has opened the umbrella, can be an exceptional figure."

Miscellaneous Press

Hugo Kugiya, Travis Shook meets jazz comeback head on at Tula's (The Seattle Times)

Molly Gilmore, A soul for jazz (The Olympian)

Jon Garelick, Travis Shook: Lost in the Keys (The Boston Weekly)

Mark Hinson, Jazzman Shook hits Dooley's Tuesday (Tallahassee Democrat)