Woody Shaw – Live in Bremen 1983 – Limited 180 Gram Gatefold LP & 2CD

Woody Shaw – Live in Bremen 1983 – Limited 180 Gram Gatefold LP & 2CD

NEWLY DISCOVERED QUARTET PERFORMANCE INCLUDING SPECIAL ESSAY BY FAMED JAZZ PRODUCER MICHAEL CUSCUNA.

ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED.

Elemental Music proudly presents the WOODY SHAW QUARTET LIVE IN BREMEN 1983, a complete previously unissued live performance in Germany by the brilliant trumpeter, digitally remastered from the original master tapes.

Although Woody Shaw’s 1983 European tour presented his Quintet with trombonist Steve Turre, for unknown reasons Turre wasn’t present on the January 18, 1983 Bremen show, which thus showcases Shaw in a quartet format all throughout, backed by Mulgrew Miller on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums. Shaw only rarely recorded in a quartet format, making this issue an essential addition to his body of works.

LP TRACKLIST:

SIDE A:

01. YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC
02. DIANE

SIDE B:

01. 400 YEARS AGO TOMORROW / THE THEME
02. SWEET LOVE OF MINE

CD TRACKLIST:

CD 1:

01. YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC
02. RAHSAAN’S RUN
03. EASTERN JOY DANCE
04. PRESSING THE ISSUE
05. THE ORGAN GRINDER

TOTAL TIME: 67:57 Min.

CD 2:

01. KATRINA BALLERINA
02. DIANE
03. 400 YEARS AGO TOMORROW / THE THEME
04. SWEET LOVE OF MINE

TOTAL TIME: 44:39 Min.

Personnel:
WOODY SHAW, trumpet, flugelhorn
MULGREW MILLER, piano
STAFFORD JAMES, bass
TONY REEDUS, drums

Recorded live at Post Aula, Bremen, Germany, January 18, 1983.

Produced by Jordi Soley.
Project coordinator: Michael Cuscuna.

Woody Shaw possessed the depth of feeling and intellectual grasp to create extraordinary music. But it could not have been fully realized had he not been a dedicated, hardworking technician on his chosen instrument. This amazing concert is a testament to all that is great about Woody Shaw.” Michael Cuscuna (2018)