Shaw, Woody

High Note, 2003CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 9.2w

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4+
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is Woody’s third and final volume of live sessions recorded on High Note. It summarizes his contributions to jazz well. There are five songs, each well developed – greater than 10 minutes each to allow full expressive improvisation on solos. Accompanying Shaw’s brilliance on trumpet are pianist Mulgrew Miller, Victor Lewis (b) and Stafford James (d). Steve Turre (tb) also appears with fine complements to Woody. This and the previous two live CDs show an even more expressive side of Shaw, most appreciated!