Selected Reviews and Articles



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.”   FULL REVIEW 

Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
“…consistently showcases Travis Shook at his best.”   FULL REVIEW

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.’ ”  FULL REVIEW

Edward Blanco,
‘”A thoroughly enjoyable set of contemporary jazz, Awake captures an exceptional performance by pianist Travis Shook….”    FULL REVIEW

Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes Magazine
“…Shook is something of a mystery man.” FULL REVIEW

Travis Shook Plays Kurt Weill

Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes Magazine
“…one of the hippest, driest, most elliptical versions of “Mack the Knife” on record.” FULL REVIEW

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.” FULL REVIEW

French Reviews for Travis Shook (debut album)

Best of 1993 (Jazz Magazine)
“…dominates his art thanks to a beautiful control of the keyboard.” FULL REVIEW

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.” FULL REVIEW

Joel Pailhé, Le Monde de la Musique
“Travis Shook proves to be an affirmed talent.” FULL REVIEW

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.” FULL REVIEW

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

Miscellaneous Press

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

Molly Gilmore, A soul for jazz (The Olympian) FULL ARTICLE

Mark Hinson, Jazzman Shook hits Dooley’s Tuesday (Tallahassee Democrat) FULL ARTICLE

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