Newly Discovered Tokyo Quartet Performance from 1981!
Elemental Music presents a newly discovered and previously unissued quartet performance by the great trumpeter Woody Shaw. Recorded live in Tokyo, Japan on December 7, 1981, this remarkable concert features Shaw's classic group with trombonist Steve Turre, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Stafford James, and drummer Tony Reedus. The gatefold 180g vinyl pressing includes an accompanying booklet with special essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna and by Shaw's son Woody Shaw III. "Like all great bands, this quintet is comprised of musicians who were destined to play together," writes Cuscuna. "The blend and empathy of Shaw and Turre and the interlocking precision of Miller, James and Reedus made for an incredible and original-sounding ensemble. Woody's passing at age 44 on May 10, 1989 makes the discovery of these new recordings of his music an invaluable addition to his amazing legacy."
Woody Shaw, trumpet & flugelhorn
Steve Turre, trombone
Mulgrew Miller, piano
Stafford James, bass
Tony Reedus, drums