Canadian Jazz Guitarist Shan Arsenault's latest release "The Jazz Beat Sessions" garners positive reviews:
"...a non-traditional progressive jazz style...Arsenault plays the chords with effortless motion. The guitar riffs are crisp and clear and dominate the tunes with style...graceful guitar solos that highlight this artist's talent and mastery of the instrument...an album that provides a brief but interesting look at the talents of a wonderful guitarist icon in the making. His refreshing new writing and gentle treatment of the melodies through his musicianship seem to make the music flow with sophistication and grace." - Edward Blanco, JazzReview.com
Shan's recording is topping charts across Canada. "The Jazz Beat Sessions" has not only come up #1 on several of the jazz charts but is also making it to the top 20 and 30 overall play list of many of Canada's community and college radio stations.
"...a mature distillation of one the finest jazz talents to come out of the local scene...Arsenault's songwriting has a happy habit of accessibility." Stephen Pedersen, Halifax Chronicle Herald
"This is a nice recording with a tight trio setting that will be a hip addition to the jazzophiles collection." 4Stars - John Gilbert, eJazzNews.com
If you haven't yet heard this artist who has been described as a "living legend" and a "wonderful guitarist icon in the making" see him play in the Guelph Jazz Festival and in Montreal at the Salla Rossa with the Paul Cram Sextet this weekend coming. CDs are available online at CD Baby or Amazon.com.