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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!  Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective on the Music of Woody Shaw Buy Now 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 -...

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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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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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Nearly 40 years ago, trumpeter-composer Woody Shaw and a number of other leading jazz musicians were signed to Columbia Records (1977) by then label President Bruce Lundvall. This new roster of artists signed to the label at the time suggested new hope for the genre and the possibility of broadening its reception through heightened record sales, wider publicity, international tours, increased airplay, and through critical recognition (validation) of jazz as a commercially viable genre. It was during his tenure with Columbia that Woody released his most musically ambitious and commercially successful recordings, working with larger instrumentation and bringing to life many of...

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