Woody Shaw Quintet – Basel 1980 – Limited 180 Gram Gatefold LP & 2CD

Woody Shaw Quintet – Basel 1980 – Limited 180 Gram Gatefold LP & 2CD

Celebrating the 75Th Anniversary Of The Life And Legacy Of Woody Shaw. “The Last Great Trumpet Innovator” – NPR Music & Elemental Music proudly present the Woody Shaw Quintet Live at Basel 1980. This Limited Edition includes especial essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna & by Shaw’s Son Woody Shaw III.

This outstanding concert features Shaw in the company of saxophonist Carter Jefferson, pianist Larry Willis, bassist Stafford James, and drumer Victor Lewis. This set contains a 16-page booklet with rare photographs, and special essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna and by Shaw’s son Woody Shaw III. It also includes as a bonus an also previously unissued version of “We’ll Be Together Again”, taped in Austria in 1981, and which presents Shaw as the only horn in a quartet format.

With tapes emerging constantly, it is quite amazing how consistently brilliant Woody’s performances were throughout his professional career. Add these to that extraordinary legacy.” Michael Cuscuna (November 2018)

LP TRACKLIST:

SIDE A:

01. LOVE DANCE

SIDE B:

01. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT
02. TEOTIHUACAN
03. THEME FOR MAXINE

2CD TRACKLIST:

CD 1: TOTAL TIME 63:57

01 INVITATION
02 SEVENTH AVENUE
03 IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY
04 STEPPING STONE

CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 61:47

01 LOVE DANCE
02 ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT
03 TEOTIHUACAN
04 THEME FOR MAXINE
05 WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN (*)

WOODY SHAW QUINTET:

WOODY SHAW. trumpet & fluegelhorn
CARTER JEFFERSON, tenor & soprano sax
LARRY WILLIS, piano
STAFFORD JAMES, bass
VICTOR LEWIS, drums

Recorded live at Foyer Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, January 16, 1980.

* BONUS TRACK:
Woody Shaw (tp), Mulgrew Miller (p), Stafford James (b), Tony Reedus (d).
Recorded live in Lustenau, Austria, June 20, 1981.

Produced by Jordi Soley
Project Coordinator: Michael Cuscuna
Executive Producer: Woody Shaw III