The New Woody Shaw Quintet At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall 1982 Vol. 1 180g 2LP
180g Vinyl Double LP!
Trumpeter Woody Shaw is joined by Steve Turre, Mulgrew Miller, Stafford James,
and Tony Reedus. This double LP version includes bonus track "Diane".
"It is a positive sensation and pure joy to be reminded of an extraordinary and
very special musician by this current release -- as Woody Shaw disappeared from
the personal jazz-universe of way too many people after his early and tragic
death in May 1989. Unjustly of course -- Shaw represents a position in the
recent history of the jazz trumpet, which hardly ever before nor after was
painted so clearly, so precisely and with so much energy: as the quivering and
delicate virtuosity of a coeval, who has absorbed virtually all earlier
traditions -- modernity and awareness for history as the spirit of jazz.
Furthermore, Woody Shaw was at the zenith of his personal development as an
artist at the time of the performance at Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall on 13 January
1982; just imagine what he might have achieved had he lived longer than for just
seven more years... He was accompanied by a sensational group of musicians. All
of them subsequently made news as artists in their own right: the drummer Tony
Reedus as well as the bassist Stafford James, the pianist Mulgrew Miller and
especially the young trombonist Steve Turre, who alongside Lester Bowie became
the new young voice of the jazz-trombone shortly afterwards and who gave
orientation to a whole generation. Band leader Woody might have guessed it, when
he (unlike many other band leaders in this... series Live aus dem Onkel Pö)
introduced the members of his band right after the opening song: modest,
friendly and appealing as always. Woody Shaw was a true master of his trade.
People like him are missed in this business, which is usually characterised by
hubris, not the spirit of humanity... His music -- as documented here in this
recording of a very intensive concert, as they could be experienced at Onkel Pö,
besides the passion-driven, delirious performances by entertainers such as Dizzy
Gillespie or blues-fireworks by the likes of Albert Collins -- is a huge and
important heritage of contemporary jazz. This heritage is now enriched by
another sparkling facet. Those who listen, will learn to inherit." - Michael
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• LP only bonus track
• Made in Germany
Woody Shaw, trumpet, flugelhorn
Steve Turre, trombone
Mulgrew Miller, piano
Stafford James, bass
Tony Reedus, drums
1. Katrina Ballerina
2. Joshua C.
4. Diane (LP Bonus Track)
5. To Kill A Brick
Recorded January 13, 1982 at Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany;
Recorded by NDR Hamburg.