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The Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy© Awards this morning and Madera Latino was on the list! Four years in the making, Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch’s “Madera Latino” (Latin Wood) project, exploring the music of jazz innovator and master trumpeter Woody Shaw in a Latin Jazz format, is finally ready for release on Hollistic MusicWorks!  The music of the late, great Woody Shaw (1944-1989) - an innovative and highly individual musical lexicon, expressed through both his chosen instrument of trumpet and his equally distinguished compositions - set a standard of excellence and modernity for Black American Music that has not...

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Dear Family and Friends,I would like to invite you to join me in the production of a groundbreaking project — that is, the forthcoming WOODY SHAW DOCUMENTARY. This project began in 2012 and currently needs your support to ensure its final completion. The Woody Shaw Documentary is at a critical stage where certain tasks must now be completed as quickly as possible (such as key interviews with renowned musicians, close family, and friends who are either elderly or ill) — in order to make sure that Woody Shaw's story is thoroughly and properly told. As I'm sure you would agree, it is imperative that...

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POSITIVE NEWS! ...  The legendary drummer and composer - and perhaps one of Woody Shaw's favorite musicians that worked in his band - is receiving an Honorary Doctorate degree from University of Nebraska—Lincoln - right in his home state.  Doctoral Ceremony Webcast: To view the hooding ceremony and a concert by the University of Nebraska Jazz Orchestra with new arrangements of Victor Lewis' compositions, go to this link on December 8, 2016, at 7:30pm CST / 8:30pm EST — http://netnebraska.org/interactive-multimedia/television/glenn-korff-school-music-unl-big-band-and-jazz-orchestra-kimball Thursday, December 8th, 2016.7:30pm CST / 8:30pm EST On a personal note, having known Victor for more than 30 years, I simply can't...

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A CALL TO RESISTANCE / A RETURN TO TRUTH — THE END OF FALSEHOOD, DUPLICITY, AND "THE FAKE SMILE" It is time for us to set the record straight as to what differentiates the mettle of men and women committed to the GREATER GOOD versus those committed merely to their own personal wealth, fame, fulfillment, and self-aggrandizement. Those who fear not the calling of a HIGHER PURPOSE have little fear of pain, shame, sorrow, betrayal, abandon - or even death. What is a so-called "higher purpose," you might ask? And how could such an imperfect and mortal man as myself...

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Here is an extended track of Woody Shaw playing Ah-Leu-Cha (by Charlie Parker) as a guest with the Archie Shepp Trio in Hamburg, Germany in May of 1976.  Recommended Article: Archie Shepp Interview - Knowing The Life Listen to the Full Concert   Concert Details: May 21, 1976Hamburg, Germany Woody Shaw, tp Archie Shepp, ts Cameron Brown, b Bearver Harris, dr 1. Ah-Leu-Cha2. Solitude3. Along Came Betty (1)3. Along Came Betty (2)4. Spain Street5. 52nd Street Theme

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