Woody Shaw - Tokyo'81 - Deluxe CD
Deluxe 2CD Set
Re-Mastered from the original tapes
28-Page booklet with rare & previously unseen photos
“These recordings were never going to be released, but as soon as I heard them, I knew I had to do everything in my power to make these performances public for the first time in almost 50 years. I first discovered the tapes in July 2012, while on a New York business trip. Upon first hearing these recordings I was mesmerized by Jimmy Giuffre’s style of play. It was nothing like the LPs I had collected from his years in Capitol, Atlantic, or Verve. These performances were free, adventurous, and unexpected. As Bob Blumenthal mentions in his liner notes, these recordings also mark a reappearance of the tenor saxophone for Giuffre, who had been playing the clarinet almost exclusively. George Klabin recorded these two concerts in 1965 while a student at Columbia University and the jazz programming director at WKCR-FM. These recordings aired only once on his radio show and remained tucked away until now”. Zev Feldman
1. SYNCOPATE 7:50
2. Intro 0:37
3. CROSSROADS 7:47
4. DRIVE 11:39
5. QUADRANGLE 3:52
6. ANGLES 4:32
JIMMY GIUFFRE, clarinet & tenor sax RICHARD DAVIS, bass JOE CHAMBERS, drums Recorded at Judson Hall, New York City, September 3, 1965.
1 SYNCOPATE 8:20
2 QUADRANGLE 7:06
3 THREE BARS IN ONE 8:50
4 CRY, WANT 9:40
5 ANGLES 8:10
6 DRIVE 8:06
JIMMY GIUFFRE, clarinet & tenor sax DON FRIEDMAN, piano BARRE PHILLIPS, bass JOE CHAMBERS, drums Recorded at Wollman Auditorium at Columbia University, New York City, May 19, 1965.
All compositions by JIMMY GIUFFRE (Beach Music Co. BMI) except “Crossroads” by ORNETTE COLEMAN (Contemporary Music BMI).
Produced by Zev Feldman.
Executive producer: Jordi Soley.
Mixing, Mastering, and Sound Restoration by George Klabin & Fran Gala at Resonance Records Studios, Beverly Hills.
Front & Back cover photos by Herb Snitzer.