Celebrating Woody Shaw on Columbia
Woody Shaw’s albums on Columbia Records stand as some of the finest for the late trumpeter and composer. Woody recorded for Columbia from 1977-1981 and it was during this time that he become recognized for his unique voice as a band leader, composer and as a stylist on trumpet, coronet and flugelhorn which in turn solidified his spot in the legacy of brilliant jazz trumpeters.
Woody’s recorded output on Columbia Records (released and unreleased) is available on the box set titled Woody Shaw-The Complete Columbia Albums Collection. Producer Michael Cuscuna and Woody’s son, Woody III, researched the Columbia vault to compile and produce this beautiful collection of music. Listen to Woody III and share his recollections and insights on his father’s art and the music featured on this collection.
Photo courtesy of Woody Shaw III