Shawn Purcell – “Symmetricity”
Set Times: 10:00 PM
Guitarist Shawn Purcell strikes a harmonious balance between impressive guitar work and beautifully crafted compositions on Symmetricity, his first release as a bandleader for Armored Records. With his “take no prisoners” approach to improvisation as well as a finely-honed compositional style that blends straight-ahead jazz with a more modern aesthetic, Purcell is a compelling new voice on theJazz scene.
Purcell currently serves on the Jazz Studies faculty at George Mason University and has taught at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has authored articles for DownBeat and Premier Guitar magazines and can be heard on nearly 30 recordings.
“I can’t find the words that convey the feelings that emerge from the presence of a great player. It happens once in a while, and now is one of those times. Shawn Purcell has ‘layed it down’ with Symmetricity, a great album! Bravo my friend!” – Pat Martino