Remember the rockabilly motto, “Get Hot or Go Home”? Shaw’s got something like that going on in jazzville. A few weeks ago, I watched him tear-ass all around Gregg August’s tunes, sticking vigor in the foreground and leaving it there. His alto is tense but fluid, an unholy blend that makes for some real hard swing. This venue’s many Buddhas might be shaking their butts by the time the horn player has fulfilled his mission statement.
Fri., March 12, 7 p.m., 2010