Woody Shaw, Master of the Art (1982)
I really got hooked on Woody Shaw after hearing Larry Young’s Unity album (man I love that album!) and then I found a few Woody Shaw recordings, on CD. And eventually this. I held onto this for a while, played it a bit – liked it – but sorta forgot about it until recently (in fact, I think I loaned it out to someone…) I have it now, and have been playing it a bunch. A lovely, long 17-minute version of Thelonius Monk’s Misterioso and a band that knows its way around bop and balladry – including the great Bobby Hutcherson. Well, what’s not to like right?
Sample Track: Sweet Love of Mine
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