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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