Master of the Art
Elektra Musician (Japan) 1982
P-11212 (LP) Promotional copy. w/insert.
sleeve : EX(DJS, some slightly dirts.)
media : EX/EX(some slightly noises.)
This album, released in 1982, is by the American trumpeter Woody Shaw, known for his participation in sessions with groups like Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Joe Henderson Quintet, and for creating numerous masterpieces with his own groups. The album features live recordings from a concert held at The Jazz Forum in New York in the same year, with a sextet lineup that includes Steve Turre on trombone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Stanford James on bass, Tony Reedus on drums, and Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone. The album offers a fantastic performance throughout, with an energetic opening track on A1, a mellow vibe centered around Hutcherson on A2, and the standout B2, showcasing Shaw's sensual and emotionally charged groove, which is his signature style. The album also includes an interview with Shaw at the end. This is truly a remarkable record.