World of Jazz – 12th May 2011 – Woody Shaw and Efpi

Woody Shaw  was an American jazz trumpeter, composer and band leader. He is considered to have been a great  innovator  in the jazz world being mentioned alongside Miles, Coltrane, and Blakey as a leader and mentor to younger musicians.  He died early at 44 after a tragic accident but he has left a huge body of work which can be appreciated.

The Efpi collective and record lable was established in Spring 2009, and represents a group of Manchester based musicians and promoters exploring the various areas of improvised, jazz and experimental music.

1 Woody Shaw – Sunbath –  Love Dance :  from a 1975 album

2 Beats and Pieces Big Band –  Bake – EP : from their debut EP in December 2009

3 Woody Shaw – United –  Bemsha Swing : recorded at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit with Geri Allen, Robert Hurst, and Roy Brooks

4 Aaargh! –  Man vs Squirrel – Aaargh! – Their self-titled EP was released on Efpi Records in April 2010, and is available to download via the Efpi shop.

5 Woody Shaw – A Deed for Dolphy – Black Stone Legacy – Woody’s debut as a leader in 1970 is one of the first “free bop” sessions, and his response to what Miles was producing with Bitches Brew. With  Gary Bartz & Bennie Maupin on horbs, electric pianist George Cables, twin bassists Ron Carter and Clint Houston, and drummer Lenny White

6 HAQ  – Tune One – EP 1 : The group released thia debut EP in July 2009, and their debut full length album “Walking, Walking, Falling” on 21st February 2011.

7  Woody Shaw – You and the night and the music – Time is Right :  One of trumpeter Woody Shaw’s finest quintets, with  trombonist Steve Turre, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Stafford James and drummer Tony Reedus recorded at an Italian concert. This is  high-quality hard bop.

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