Woody Shaw Catalog

1965 (age 21)

Woody Shaw - In The Beginning  (Muse MR 5298)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Larry Young (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)
NYC, December, 1965
Cassandranite
Obsequious
Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)
Baloo Baloo
Three Muses
Tetragon

1970

Woody Shaw - Blackstone Legacy  (Contemporary S 7627/28)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Gary Bartz (alto,soprano saxophone) Bennie Maupin (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) George Cables (piano, electric piano) Clint Houston (bass -1,2,4/6) Ron Carter (bass -2/6) Lenny White (drums)
NYC, December 8 & 9, 1970
1.Blackstone Legacy
2.Think On Me
3.Lost And Found
4.New World
5.Boo-Ann's Grand
6.A Deed For Dolphy
** also issued on Contemporary CCD 7627/28-2.

1972

Woody Shaw - Song Of Songs  (Contemporary S 7632)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Ramon Morris (tenor saxophone -1,3) Bennie Maupin (tenor saxophone -2) Emanuel Boyd (tenor saxophone, flute) George Cables (piano, electric piano) Henry Franklin (bass) Woodrow Theus II (drums, percussion)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, September 15 & 18, 1972
1.Song Of Songs
2.The Goat And The Archer
3.Love: For The One You Can't Have
4.The Awakening
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 180, OJCCD 1893-2.

1974 (age 30)

Woody Shaw - The Moontrane  (Muse MR 5058)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone) Azar Lawrence (tenor,soprano saxophone) Onaje Allan Gumbs (piano, electric piano) Buster Williams (bass) Victor Lewis (drums) Tony Waters (congas) Guilherme Franco (percussion)
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, December 11 & 18, 1974
The Moontrane
Are They Only Dreams
Cecil McBee (bass) replaces Williams
Tapscott's Blues
Sanyas
Katrina Ballerina
** also issued on Muse MCD 5472.

Woody Shaw - The Moontrane  (Muse MCD 5472)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone) Azar Lawrence (tenor,soprano saxophone) Onaje Allan Gumbs (piano, electric piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Victor Lewis (drums) Tony Waters (congas) Guilherme Franco (percussion): same session
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, December 11 & 18, 1974
Tapscott's Blues (alt. take)
Katrina Ballerina (alt. take)
** reissue of Muse MR 5058 + 2 bonus tracks.

1975

Woody Shaw - Love Dance  (Muse MR 5074)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone, bass trombone) Rene McLean (alto,soprano saxophone) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Joe Bonner (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Victor Lewis (drums) Tony Waters (congas) Guilherme Franco (percussion)
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, November, 1975
Love Dance
Obsequious
Sunbath
Zoltan
Soulfully I Love You (Black Spiritual Of Love)

1976

Woody Shaw - Little Red's Fantasy  (Muse MR 5103)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Ronnie Mathews (piano) Stafford James (bass) Eddie Moore (drums)
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, June 29, 1976
Jean Marie
Sashianova
In Case You Haven't Heard
Little Red's Fantasy
Tomorrow's Destiny

The Woody Shaw Concert Ensemble At The Berliner Jazztage  (Muse MR 5139)

Woody Shaw (trumpet, percussion) Slide Hampton (trombone, percussion) Rene McLean (alto saxophone, flute, percussion) Frank Foster (tenor,soprano saxophone, percussion) Ronnie Mathews (piano) Stafford James (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
"Berlin Jazz Festival", Berlin, West Germany, November 6, 1976
Hello To The Wind
Obsequious
Jean Marie
In The Land Of The Blacks

1977

Woody Shaw With Anthony Braxton - The Iron Men  (Muse MR 5160)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone) Muhal Richard Abrams (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, April 6 & 13, 1977
Iron Man
Woody Shaw (cornet) Anthony Braxton (clarinet) Muhal Richard Abrams (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Victor Lewis (drums)
Jitterbug Waltz
Woody Shaw (trumpet) Anthony Braxton (alto saxophone) Muhal Richard Abrams (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)
Symmetry
Woody Shaw (flugelhorn) Muhal Richard Abrams (piano) Cecil McBee (bass)
Diversion One
Woody Shaw (trumpet) Anthony Braxton (soprano saxophone) Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone) Muhal Richard Abrams (piano) Cecil McBee (bass) Victor Lewis (drums)
Song Of Songs
Woody Shaw (flugelhorn) Muhal Richard Abrams (piano) Cecil McBee (bass)
Diversion Two

Woody Shaw - Rosewood  (Columbia JC 35309)

Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn) Janice Robinson (trombone) Steve Turre (trombone, bass trombone) Art Webb (flute) Frank Wess (flute, piccolo) Jimmy Vass (alto,soprano saxophone) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Carter Jefferson, Rene McLean (tenor,soprano saxophone) Lois Colin (harp -2) Onaje Allan Gumbs (piano, electric piano) Clint Houston (bass) Victor Lewis (drums) Sammy Figueroa (congas) Armen Halburian (percussion)
Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, December 15, 1977
1.Rosewood
2.The Legend Of Cheops
Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn) Janice Robinson (trombone -1) Steve Turre (trombone, bass trombone) Art Webb (flute) Frank Wess (flute, piccolo -1) Jimmy Vass (alto,soprano saxophone) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone -2) Carter Jefferson, Rene McLean (tenor,soprano saxophone) Onaje Allan Gumbs (piano, electric piano) Clint Houston (bass) Victor Lewis (drums) Armen Halburian (percussion -2)
Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, December 17, 1977
1.Everytime I See You
2.Sun Showers
Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn) Carter Jefferson (tenor saxophone -1) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone -2) Onaje Allan Gumbs (piano) Clint Houston (bass) Victor Lewis (drums)
Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, December 19, 1977
1.Rahsaan's Run
2.Theme For Maxine

1979

Woody Shaw - Woody And Friends At Monterey Jazz Festival 1979  (Concord Jazz CJ 170)

Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw (trumpet) Tim Burke, Bill Byrne, Jim Powell, Kitt Reid, Ron Rodriguez (trumpet, flugelhorn) Slide Hampton, Nelson Hinds, Birch Johnson (trombone) Larry Shunk (bass trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto,soprano saxophone) Bob Belden, Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Dick Mitchell (tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute, oboe, piccolo) Frank Tiberi (tenor saxophone, flute, bassoon) Gary Smulyan (baritone saxophone) Dave Lalama (piano) Dave LaRocca (bass) Ed Soph (drums)
"Monterey Jazz Festival", Monterey, CA, September 15, 1979
Caravan
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Countdown
Better Git Hit In Your Soul
Woody'n You
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Manteca
** also issued on Concord Jazz CCD 4170-2.

1982

Woody Shaw - Lotus Flower  (Enja (G) 4018)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone, bass trombone) Mulgrew Miller (piano) Stafford James (bass) Tony Reedus (drums)
Vanguard Studios, NYC, January 7, 1982
Eastern Joy Dance
Game
Lotus Flower
Rhasan's Run
Songs Of Song
** also issued on Enja (G) ENJ 4018-2.

1983

Woody Shaw - Setting Standards  (Muse MR 5318)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Cedar Walton (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Victor Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 1, 1983
There Is No Greater Love
All The Way
Spiderman Blues
The Touch Of Your Lips
What's New
When Love Is New

1985 (age 41)

Woody Shaw With Tone Jansa Quartet  (Timeless (Du) SJP 221)

Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn) Tone Jansa (tenor,soprano saxophone, flute) Renato Chicco (piano) Peter Herbert (bass) Dragan Gajic (drums)
Studio 44, Monster, Holland, April 3, 1985
Midi
Boland
Call Mobility
River
Folk Song
May
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CDSJP 221.

1986

Woody Shaw - Bemsha Swing  (Blue Note 7243 8 29029 2 8)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano) Robert Hurst (bass) Roy Brooks (drums)
"Baker's Keyboard Lounge", Detroit, MI, February 26, 1986
Bemsha Swing
Nutty
In A Capricornian Way
Star Eyes
Theloniously Speaking
same personnel
"Baker's Keyboard Lounge", Detroit, MI, February 27, 1986
Ginseng People
Well, You Needn't
Eric
United

Woody Shaw - Solid  (Muse MR 5329)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone) Kenny Barron (piano) Peter Leitch (guitar) Neil Swainson (bass) Victor Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 24, 1986
There Will Never Be Another You
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Speak Low
Solid
It Might As Well Be Spring
The Woody Woodpecker Song

1987

Woody Shaw - In My Own Sweet Way  (IN+OUT Records (G) 7003-1)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Fred Henke (piano) Neil Swainson (bass) Alex Deutsch (drums)
"Bazillus", Zurich, Switzerland, February 7, 1987
The Organ Grinder
In Your Own Sweet Way
The Dragon
Just A Ballad For Woody
Sippin' At Bells
same personnel
"Muhle Hunziken", Bern, Switzerland, February 8, 1987
Estate
** also issued on IN+OUT Records (G) IOR CD 7003-2.

Woody Shaw - In My Own Sweet Way  (IN+OUT Records (G) IOR CD 7003-2)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Fred Henke (piano) Neil Swainson (bass) Alex Deutsch (drums): same personnel
"Bazillus", Zurich, Switzerland, February 7, 1987
Joshua C.
** reissue of IN+OUT Records (G) 7003-1 + 1 bonus track.

Woody Shaw - Imagination  (Muse MR 5338)

Woody Shaw (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone) Kirk Lightsey (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Carl Allen (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 24, 1987
If I Were A Bell
Imagination
Dat Dere
You And The Night And The Music
Stormy Weather
Steve's Blues