24 December 2012 — Jazz on the Tube
Often referred to as the “last innovator” in the jazz trumpet lineage, Shaw is credited with revolutionizing the technical and harmonic vocabulary of the instrument and is considered one of the great jazz composers and band leaders of the twentieth century. Born with a photographic memory and perfect pitch, Woody Shaw is looked upon as one of the major conceptualists and important musical geniuses in the history of jazz.
The Woody Shaw Quintet perform on July 24 1979 with Woody Shaw (tp), Carter Jefferson (ss), Onaje Allan Gumbs (p), Stafford James (b) and Victor Lewis (dr). Continue reading