Video: “To Kill A Brick” – Woody Shaw Quintet Live at Monterey Jazz Fest, 1979 (Dedicated to Art Blakey)
Woody Shaw: “I’ve written a couple of tunes for Art Blakey including ‘To Kill A Brick’ which appears on Woody III. I wanted a tune which was simple, to the point, and conveyed the feeling of a straight ahead bebop blues. I also wanted to feature alto saxophonists, Rene McLean and James Spaulding in a jam [...]
WOODY SHAW and JOE HENDERSON: Shaw’s electrifying career may arguably be the manifested reality of Henderson’s prophetic words spoken upon first hearing Shaw play as a teenager in the early 1960′s. “He shocked me then. He’s got all the basics down, he’s developed his own style, and his future is without limits,” Henderson foretold (Source: Revivalist.OkayPlayer.com).