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"Likened to Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans"

"Shah has assimilated both (Keith Jarrett and the great Bill Evans) into his own creative muse to produce a startlingly impressive touch... even the most jaded listener will never be bored... definitely deserve a fair listen."

-Larry Holis - Cadence Magazine

"Internationally acclaimed recording artist"

Shah plays with authority, individuality, and great spirit. - Uri Caine

"Late Show with David Letterman"

Shah plays a brilliant piano solo with intensely profound time. - Tom "Bones" Malone

"Live at Saint Stephens"

"As a piano player, Shah masters the hard abstract dissonance of Cecil Taylor and the deep lyricism of Keith Jarrett. He can play with the lieder-like romanticism of Schubert but he can also be explicitly modernistic."
-Jakob Baekgaard

Read the full review at:
- All About Jazz

"Top Ten Jazz Albums 2009"

Hank Shteamer, music writer for Timeout NY and Huffington Post picked Live at Saint Stephens for his top ten 2009: - Jazzhouse Diaries

"A first-rate rock songwriter and barrelhouse player"

"This absolutely gorgeous album – just out on Mostly Other People Do the Killing’s Hot Cup label – is a lock for one of the best of 2009 in any style of music. It’s marketed as jazz, although it could just as easily be called minimalism or classical. It would make an amazing soundtrack if the label could find a film that deserved it... Pianist Neil Shah is a first-rate rock songwriter and barrelhouse player, but what he does here is 180 degrees from that – to say that his playing here is haunting is a considerable understatement. Jazz fans will hear echoes of Keith Jarrett, but his real antecedent is Erik Satie. This album, a suite of six pieces, has Shah laying down a frequently macabre, terse mode that Evans colors with deliberateness and precision; other times it’s Evans who introduces the mood and has Shah embellish it ever so slightly. It’s as poignant as it is hypnotic."

Read the full review here:

- Lucid Culture

"The 50 Best Albums of 2009" - Lucid Culture