Woody Shaw was at the zenith of his personal development as an artist at the time of this 1982 performance at Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall; just imagine what he might have achieved had he lived longer than for just seven more years. He was accompanied by a sensational group of musicians. All of them subsequently made news as artists in their own right: drummer Tony Reedus as well as bassist Stafford James, pianist Mulgrew Miller and especially the young trombonist Steve Turre, who alongside Lester Bowie became the new young voice of the jazz-trombone shortly afterwards and who gave orientation to a whole generation. Shaw's music - as documented here in this recording of a very intensive concert - is a huge and important heritage of contemporary jazz.
Woody Shaw - trumpet & flugelhorn
Steve Turre - trombone
Mulgrew Miller - piano
Stafford James - bass
Tony Reedus - drums