Woody Shaw - Tokyo'81 - Limited Edition 180 Gram Gatefold LP
NEWLY DISCOVERED TOKYO QUINTET PERFORMANCE. ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED.
Gatefold edition including special essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna & by Shaw’s son, Woody Shaw III
Elemental Music presents a complete previously unissued quintet performance in Japan by the great Woody Shaw. This remarkable concert features Shaw's classic group with trombonist Steve Turre, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Stafford James, and drummer Tony Reedus. The album includes a 16-page booklet containing special essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna & by Shaw's son Woody Shaw III, and is presented simultaneously on vinyl and CD (the CD version contains an extra track from the Tokyo concert and a bonus track, both also previously unreleased).
“Like all great bands, this quintet is comprised of musicians who were destined to play together. The blend and empathy of Shaw and Turre and the interlocking precision of Miller, James and Reedus made for an incredible and original-sounding ensemble. Woody’s passing at age 44 on May 10, 1989 makes the discovery of these new recordings of his music an invaluable addition to his amazing legacy.” - MICHAEL CUSCUNA (2018)
02. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT
02. SONG OF SONGS
03. THEME FOR MAXINE
WOODY SHAW QUINTET: WOODY SHAW, trumpet, flugelhorn STEVE TURRE, trombone, percussion MULGREW MILLER, piano STAFFORD JAMES, bass TONY REEDUS, drums.
Live in Tokyo, Japan, December 7, 1981.