Steve Shapiro

Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

Born: 1963    

Vibraphonist and composer Steve Shapiro has recorded with such diverse artists as Steely Dan, Ornette Coleman, Phil Collins, Spyro Gyra, Regina Belle and They Might Be Giants. Shapiro is also an accomplished producer and arranger whose work has appeared in hundreds of television and film projects.

In addition to having performed with the likes of Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, and Marc Johnson, Shapiro has also notably collaborated with Nashville guitarist Pat Bergeson (Bill Evans, Chet Atkins, Bill Frisell, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss), with whom he has released three CDs, including BACKWARD COMPATIBLE (Apria Records) in 2009....
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Backward Compatible

Apria Records (2009)

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-- “Its a real shame this music isn't more widely known because these guys are doing something both original and fresh. Players of uncommon presence and a distinct voice on their respective instruments, leaders Shapiro and Bergeson are both fine jazz musicians. Beyond that their concept of revitalizing various popular, jazz standard, and obscure musical numbers, plus their own slightly loopy tunes....adds up to a kind of musical genius....Music of very high accomplishment.” (Audiophile Audition)

-- “Bergeson and vibist Steve Shapiro lead their
low-key band through Latinized classics and
lush, leisurely originals with lucid grace....
When they back Sellick on shorter alternating
tracks, they ease into overdrive for her insinu-
ating smears and hints of Diana Krall and
savvy Carmen McRae snap.” -Downbeat

-- “From the moment you hear Annie Sellick sing the opening lines from Joni Mitchells song Free Man In Paris, you feel like she is speaking directly to you. As the song progresses, it becomes impossible to escape Sellicks powers of seduction, and vibraphonist Steve Shapiro and guitarist/harmonica player Pat Bergeson are perfect accomplices during the takeover...

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