Woody Shaw – In My Own Sweet Way

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In My Own Sweet Way is a live album led by trumpeter Woody Shaw which was recorded in Switzerland in 1987 and released on the German In + Out label.

“Although trumpeter Woody Shaw never really broke through to gain the recognition he deserved, he also never recorded an unworthy album. This late-period set for the German In & Out label (recorded only two years before his death) features Shaw with the Austrian drummer Alex Deutsch and a couple of talented Canadians: pianist Fred Henke and bassist Neil Swainson. They perform three standards (including Dave Brubeck’s “In Your Own Sweet Way” and “Estate”), plus a pair of group originals and Theresa Trainello’s “Just A Ballad For Woody.” Excellent advanced hard bop.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“The Organ Grinder” (Woody Shaw) – 8:33
“In Your Own Sweet Way” (Dave Brubeck) – 8:33
“The Dragon” (Fred Henke) – 8:41
“Just a Ballad for Woody” (Woody Shaw) – 10:03
“Sippin’ at Bells” (Miles Davis) – 7:21
“Estaté” (Bruno Martino) – 5:19
“Joshua C.” (Woody Shaw) – 13:32

Woody Shaw – trumpet
Fred Henke – piano
Neil Swainson – bass
Alexander Deutsch – drums


Released: 1989
Recorded: February 7 & 8, 1987
Bazillus, Zurich, Switzerland
Length: 62:02
Label: In + Out