He has well earned the prize 'Special Discovery' . . . At 22 years, he possesses an extraordinary technique, one can also speak
of his knowledge, but especially he frees himself in his playing with an exceptional intensity that he also shows in his own
compositions . . . Yes this Travis Shook is a phenomenon and it is clear that they will be talking about him. (Nord Matin,
French Jazz Critic)
Man, you're a really good player! (Ornette Coleman)
Among the super talented, Travis Shook, who has opened the umbrella, can be an exceptional figure. (Philippe Méziat, Jazz
REVIEWS FOR AWAKE
Shook turns the heat up well beyond the boiling point with pyrotechnical technique and raw energy rarely exhibited by the
new breed of pianists. (Greg Yuska, Jazz Improv's New York Jazz Guide)
...consistently showcases Travis Shook at his best. (Scott Yanow, All Music Guide)
'Fresh and hot seven years out of the oven, Awake is a prime example of the adage 'good things come to those who wait.'
(George Harris, All About Jazz)
'A thoroughly enjoyable set of contemporary jazz, Awake captures an exceptional performance by pianist Travis Shook....
(Edward Blanco, AllAboutJazz.com)
...Shook is something of a mystery man. (Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes Magazine)
REVIEWS FOR TRAVIS SHOOK PLAYS KURT WEILL
...one of the hippest, driest, most elliptical versions of Mack the Knife on record. (JazzTimes Magazine)
This is an ambitious disk...