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Breakthrough
Gene Shaw
Breakthrough
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Rare genius from trumpeter Gene Shaw a player who worked famously with Charles Mingus (under the name Clarence Shaw) on the albums Tijuana Moods and East Coasting then disappeared from the scene after having a famous fight...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gene Shaw
Title: Breakthrough
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: DUSTY GROOVE
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 9/16/2008
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602517767096

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Rare genius from trumpeter Gene Shaw a player who worked famously with Charles Mingus (under the name Clarence Shaw) on the albums Tijuana Moods and East Coasting then disappeared from the scene after having a famous fight with his leader. After a few years of silence, Shaw resurfaced in Chicago with this brilliant debut as a leader for Argo Records -- a wonderful album that s filled with as much soul and emotion as his sessions with Mingus. The group has a slightly modern take on hardbop often straight and hard-swinging, but with plenty of room for the players to really stretch out with a great deal of expression. Shaw s trumpet tone is amazing right up there with Lee Morgan or Kenny Dorham at their Blue Note best and the rest of the group is wonderful too -- especially tenorist Sherman Morrison, whose work here is a real discovery. Chicago dates like this never got their due back in the day and this CD reissue finally brings Shaw s post-Mingus work into focus!
 

CD Reviews

Great Strait Ahead Session
Mr.Smith | West Chester, Ohio | 10/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A wonderful blowing session by Chicago trumpeter Gene Shaw. His recordings are hard to find these days, but all are worth owning."