Woody Shaw – Blackstone Legacy

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Blackstone Legacy is the debut album by trumpeter Woody Shaw recorded in 1970 and released on the Contemporary label.

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 5 stars and stated:” Truly a landmark recording, and a pivot point in the history of post-modern music.”



Track listing:
All compositions by Woody Shaw except as indicated

“Blackstone Legacy” – 16:08
“Think On Me” (George Cables) – 10:45
“Lost and Found” – 11:57
“New World” (George Cables) – 18:30
“Boo-Ann’s Grand” – 14:25
“A Deed for Dolphy” – 8:56

Woody Shaw – trumpet
Gary Bartz – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
George Cables – piano, electric piano
Ron Carter – bass
Clint Houston – electric bass
Lenny White – drums


Released: 1971
Recorded: December 8 & 9, 1970
A & R Studios, New York City
Length: 78:17
Label: Contemporary
S 7627/8
Producer: Lester Koenig