Woody SHAW – Solid 1986

Woody SHAW – Solid 1986
Live Recording
2003 Issue.

Jazz

This album serves as a perfect introduction to the memorable but always underrated trumpeter Woody Shaw, who tragically had only three years left to live. Sticking to jazz standards (including “There Will Never Be Another You,” a ten-minute rendition of “It Might as Well Be Spring,” and a surprisingly effective up-tempo romp through “The Woody Woodpecker Song”), Shaw is heard in a quartet with pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Neil Swainson, and drummer Victor Jones, leading a quintet on two numbers with the up-and-coming altoist Kenny Garrett, and welcoming guest guitarist Peter Leitch to a sextet rendition of Sonny Rollins’ “Solid.” A gem.
By Scott Yanow. AMG.
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Woody Shaw- (Trumpet)
Kenny Garrett- (Alto Sax) #1, 3, 4)
Peter Leitch- (Guitar) #4
Kenny Barron- (Piano)
Neil Swainson- (Bass)
Victor Jones- (Drums)
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01. There Will Never Be Another You
02. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
03. Speak Low
04. Solid
05. It Might As Well Be Spring
06. The Woody Woodpecker Song
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