Woody Shaw Live: Volume 1 (CD)

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Woody Shaw ‎– Live Volume 1

Woody Shaw's Live Volume One contains four previously unissued live tracks cut in 1977. These are extraordinary post bop, up-tempo pieces with plenty of improvising solo space shared between Shaw and tenor/soprano saxophonist Carter Jefferson, admirably backed up by Larry Willis on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Victor Lewis drums. Included is Joe Bonner's composition "Love Dance," Willis's "Light Valley," Lewis's "Why," and Shaw's original "Stepping Stone," none clocking in under ten minutes. Just about any Woody Shaw session stands the test of time and this HighNote live date is no exception.


Bass – Stafford James
Design – Keiji Obata, Littlefield & Company
Drums – Victor Lewis
Edited By – Malcolm Addey
Executive-Producer – Joe Fields
Flugelhorn – Woody Shaw
Mastered By – Malcolm Addey
Photography By [Cover] – Michael Scheiner
Photography By [Tray Card. Courtesy Of The Woody Shaw Estate] – Fran Vogel
Piano – Larry Willis
Producer – Andrew Bart
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Carter Jefferson
Trumpet – Woody Shaw

Volume 1 Recorded in 1977

Phonographic Copyright (p) – HighNote Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – High Note Records, Inc.


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Volume 1 Recorded Live at the Liederhalle Mozartsaal, Stuttgart on March 22, 1976


1. Love Dance Composed By – Joe Bonner 15:50
2. Light Valley Composed By – Larry Willis 11:32
3. Why Composed By – Victor Lewis 18:58
4. Stepping Stone Composed By – Woody Shaw 10:58

High Note Records - HCD 7051
Produced by Woody Shaw III