Elizabeth Shepherd Trio – Besides: Sampler Two
Elizabeth Shepherd pushes the boundaries of what is considered conventional jazz, all the while creating a sound completely her own. From the Jazz Café in London, to the Cotton Club in Tokyo, She was recently nominated for her first Canadian Juno in the Vocal Jazz Album of the Year category.
Elizabeth´s debut album, Start to Move continues to receive critical acclaim and made it into the Top 3 Jazz albums of 2006 as voted by the listeners of the Gilles Peterson show on BBC Radio 1
´Start to Move´ is the title track of the album where Elizabeth pays homage to the jazz greats of the past, but remains rooted in her own style. “Rising UK producer Natural Self takes this gorgeous tune and turns it into a jazz-funk dancefloor stomper with stunning horns and a dirty, bumpin´, bassline.
´Reversed´ gets a second working over by Toronto multi-talented producers, Circle Research as they flip the track on a hip-hop tip, dropping sound effects and scratches – this was the demo before they even recorded the album version. As an added bonus, this EP features a Live performance of Reversed, which was recorded for Gilles Peterson´s Worldwide show on BBC Radio One UK earlier in the year.