Song Of Songs

Woody Shaw

Song Of Songs OJCCD 1893 2
  • CAT # OJCCD-1893-25

    1. Song Of Songs 11:37
    2. The Goat And The Archer 7:33
    3. Love: For The One You Can't Have 10:03
    4. The Awakening 8:44

In the evolution of jazz trumpet, Woody Shaw played a role in the early 1970s comparable to that of Freddie Hubbard (with whom he was often compared) in the early Sixties. But Shaw’s own personality shone powerfully on his Contemporary albums. Song of Songs is a highly unconventional set that uses tenor saxophones and flute in the interpretation of his challenging original works. The material ranges from a ballad, “Love: For the One You Can’t Have,” to a “free” piece called “The Awakening” that will indeed awaken many ears. The contribution of pianist George Cables, in particular, lends the leader strong support.

with Emanuel Boyd, Ramon Morris, Bennie Maupin, George Cables, Henry Franklin, Woodrow Theus II

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This septet led by the arresting trumpeter Woody Shaw (1944-1989), in his first recording as a leader, was comprised of the Young Lions of the… More