by Dr. Paul Brewer One of my former students asked me what made Woody Shaw so great. Here’s my answer to him. Listen to Woody by beginning with the fundamentals. His sound was focused, warm, resonant, dark, wide, and deep. His articulations were clear and sensitively controlled. His intonation was great. His range from the [...]
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).