Woody Shaw-Solid (Full Album)

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Solid is an album led by trumpeter Woody Shaw which was recorded in 1986 and released on the Muse label. Solid was reissued by Mosaic Records as part of Woody Shaw: The Complete Muse Sessions in 2013.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This CD serves as a perfect introduction to the memorable but always underrated trumpeter Woody Shaw, who tragically had only three years left to live. Sticking to jazz standards (including “There Will Never Be Another You,” a ten-minute rendition of “It Might as Well Be Spring,” and a surprisingly effective up-tempo romp through “The Woody Woodpecker Song”), Shaw is heard in a quartet with pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Neil Swainson, and drummer Victor Jones, leading a quintet on two numbers with the up-and-coming altoist Kenny Garrett, and welcoming guest guitarist Peter Leitch to a sextet rendition of Sonny Rollins’ “Solid.” A gem (https://goo.gl/3cY7n5).

Track listing:
There Will Never Be Another You” (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 6:59
“You Stepped Out of a Dream” (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) – 5:32
“Speak Low” (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) – 8:58
“Solid” (Sonny Rollins) – 4:41
“It Might as Well Be Spring” (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 10:06
“The Woody Woodpecker Song” (Ramey Idriss, George Tibbles) – 3:46

Personnel:
Woody Shaw – trumpet
Kenny Garrett – alto saxophone
Kenny Barron – piano
Peter Leitch – guitar
Neil Swainson – bass
Victor Jones – drums

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Released: 1987
Recorded: March 24, 1986
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Length: 39:40
Label Muse
MR 5329
Producer: Michael Cuscuna

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