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Rosewood
Woody Shaw
Rosewood
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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The year was 1977, and plugged-in jazz fusion was the local tongue in the mainstream jazz world. But trumpeter Woody Shaw, who'd by then done stints with Eric Dolphy, Bud Powell, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Woody Shaw
Title: Rosewood
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 9/1/1998
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646551929

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The year was 1977, and plugged-in jazz fusion was the local tongue in the mainstream jazz world. But trumpeter Woody Shaw, who'd by then done stints with Eric Dolphy, Bud Powell, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, and others, breezed onto the Columbia jazz roster with this powerhouse recording. With a raft of Latin-tinged numbers, Shaw showed why he was the trumpet's leading mainstream proponent. Shaw's tone was ultraconfident, hard when it ought to be and then flowingly loose elsewhere. Shaw's bands for this session, which range from a quintet to a 15-piece, all embrace a wide flange of expertise, from fast, albeit rounded, rhythms to occasional flights outward by Joe Henderson and Shaw himself. Sure, some of these tunes sound dated, as if their architecture was in a struggle against fusion's melodies. But in this reissue, which on CD draws three cuts from Shaw's later For Sure! session, one can hear the roots of the acoustic jazz rebirth that came some years later with the burgeoning "young lions" scene. --Andrew Bartlett

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Celestial Harmonies
hiawatha osceola | Ukiah, CA United States | 07/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been an avid follower and listener of Woody Shaw since I heard his album Moontrane back in 1976 when I was in high school. If I'm not mistaken, he also plays cornet on this recording, as well as trumpet and flugelhorn. This was his first Colombia records recording, and they are all exceptional. Woody was a passionate, intriguing, intellectual and masterful soloist. Beautiful tunes and arrangements. Strong contributions from all the supporting musicians (Joe Henderson and Woody playing together is worth the price of admission right there!). Besides Onaje's tune, my faves are also "Rosewood", "Theme for Maxine" and "Rahsaan's Run". The addition of a few tunes from his "For Sure" album is a definite bonus. Still listening to Rosewood to this day. Check it out!"
A Jazz Classic
Jazz Analyst | Los Angeles, CA USA | 04/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was Woody Shaw's first recording on a major label. It features different combinations of groups from quartets to fourteen-piece esembles. The music cooking and hard-driving (Rosewood, Rashaan's Run), modal (Theme For Maxine), light-hearted (Every Time I See You). Woody was a brilliant composer and improviser. This album demonstrates that emphatically. Woody was the best trumpet player of his generation and he left us too soon. The solo from Joe Henderson on 'Theme for Maxine' is one his all-time greats - an added treat. On the CD, couple of bonus cuts are added from Woody III which are fine, but the material on Rosewood is definitely stronger."
New Again
Larry Humberstone | Omaha | 09/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having listened to this album for years on vinyl I was blown away with what the CD sonics reveales. This is one of Shaw's best and now it is even better with the CD quality. It's an "all new" old chestnut that sounds just as fresh and creative as it did in the 60's. He's as creative and more accessable then Miles Davis"