The majority of the album are Clayton originals excluding two tracks (Cole Porter and Dizzy Gillespie standards) and they are truly noteworthy. His trio consisting of Joe Sanders (bass) and Justin Brown (drums) also show great command and fellowship within Clayton writings. Clayton develops a voice quickly with Two-Shade and its a wonderful journey to travel on with him and his band.
Two-Shade is a marvelous debut that is not only enjoyable and memorable, it has made a statement that Gerald Clayton is a dynamic performer and composer and may reach the next level faster than we might think. Highly recommended.