Woody Shaw – Little Red’s Fantasy (Full Album)

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Little Red’s Fantasy is an album led by trumpeter Woody Shaw which was recorded in 1976 and released on the Muse label. Little Red’s Fantasy was reissued by Mosaic Records as part of Woody Shaw: The Complete Muse Sessions in 2013.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Woody Shaw was one of the great trumpeters of the 1970s. Although his sound was influenced by Freddie Hubbard, Shaw’s more advanced improvisations on his modal originals were quite original and fiery. This Muse set has three of his compositions (including “In Case You Haven’t Heard”) and a song apiece from pianist Ronnie Mathews and bassist Stafford James; altoist Frank Strozier and drummer Eddie Moore complete the quintet. The varied originals give the musicians strong foundations for their freewheeling and spontaneous solos, making this one of Woody Shaw’s better recordings (https://goo.gl/iLbJVe).

Track listing:
All compositions by Woody Shaw except as indicated

“Jean Marie” (Ronnie Mathews) – 7:42
“Sashianova” (Stafford James) – 10:00
“In Case You Haven’t Heard” – 6:26
“Little Red’s Fantasy” – 7:05
Tomorrow’s Destiny” – 7:46

Woody Shaw – trumpet
Frank Strozier – alto saxophone
Ronnie Mathews – piano
Stafford James – bass
Eddie Moore – drums


Released: 1978
Recorded: June 29, 1976
Blue Rock Studios, New York City
Length: 39:02
Label: Muse
MR 5103
Producer: Michael Cuscuna