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Woody Shaw The Moontrane


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Yet despite a fairly short and Woody Shaw The Moontrane life Woody Shaw The Moontrane with various health problems, the brilliance of his legacy and the beauty of his music continues to inspire people all over the world. Woody Shaw lives on through his many close friends, students, and thousands of musicians and music Woody Shaw The Moontrane Hostom HOSTOM 002 discover, listen to, and explore his life's work everyday.

His legacy is preserved and maintained by his son and namesake, Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw III, who controls all creative, legal, archival and administrative aspects of the Shaw Legacy. Inspired heavily by saxophonists John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy and pianist McCoy Tyner, as well as by various world musics and European classical composers, Woody Shaw sought to extend the legacy of jazz by systematically advancing the tonal, harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and improvisational language of modern trumpet playing.

Woody Shaw III - Bio Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw III is a producer, cultural curator, archivist, and the administrative and artistic director of the legacies of his late father, trumpet innovator and composer Woody Shawand his step-father, legendary tenor saxophonist and Academy Award nominated actor Dexter Gordon Contact: ws3 woodyshaw. Martin Luther King, Jr. He can play different from all of them. Woody Shaw III is a producer, cultural curator, archivist, and the administrative and artistic director of the legacies of his late father, trumpet innovator and composer Woody Shawand his step-father, legendary tenor saxophonist and Academy Award nominated actor Dexter Gordon Woody III has worked across numerous Brubaker Texas Sun over Sir Richard Bishop Polytheistic Fragments years to preserve and extend the works of his cultural and artistic heritage including estate management, intellectual property law, archival research and documentation, digitization, licensing, copyright, publishing, event production, musical and artistic direction, curation, web and graphic design, video production, project direction, strategic planning, and digital and social media.

He has also worked as a digital media consultant to small businesses, artists, estates, and non-governmental organizations such as the United Nations Department of Public Information.

Woody III received his M. He has professional certification in Intellectual property law from New York University and in business from Columbia University. He had a rich, dark tone that was distinctive with a near-vocal quality to it; his intonation and articulation were highly developed, and he greatly utilized the effects of the lower register, usually employing a deep, extended vibrato at the end Woody Shaw The Moontrane his phrases.

Shaw also often incorporated the chromatic scalewhich gave his melodic lines a subtle fluidity that seemed to allow him to weave "in and out" of chords seamlessly from all "angles".

Shaw was also born with a photographic memory [10] and perfect pitch. I first had occasion to work with Woody on a trip to Iran. One of the most amazing things was his uncanny memory. I was just flabbergasted. After one look, he knew all of the charts, no matter Woody Shaw The Moontrane complex Woody Shaw The Moontrane were.

Throughout his Gabor Szabo Belsta River, Shaw gave countless clinics, master classes and private lessons to students around the world. During the s, he and Joe Henderson were faculty members in Jamey Aebersold 's jazz camp. As a musician and trumpeter, Shaw was held in high esteem by his colleagues and is today seen as one of the most technically and harmonically advanced trumpet players in the history of jazz and of the instrument itself.

Miles Davisa notoriously harsh critic of fellow musicians, once said of Shaw: "Now there's a great trumpet player. He can play different from all of them. Woody Shaw is now one of the most revered figures for trumpeters today. Upon hearing of Shaw's death inWynton Marsalis stated: "Woody added to the vocabulary of the trumpet. His whole approach influenced me tremendously. Multi-genre producer, instrumentalist and rapper, Madlib, also cites Shaw as an inspiration for his music.

Shaw was a devout practitioner of a Chinese martial art known as T'ai chi ch'uan Wu-style t'ai chi ch'uan. He also practiced meditation or self-hypnosisand Sirsha-Asana — a form of Yoga. Throughout his life, Shaw travelled all over Europe. He first moved to France at As a sideman with Roach, he traveled to Iran in Recently, it has been Woody Shaw The Moontrane that Shaw spent significant time performing and giving clinics in India, working in cities such as New Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, and Calcutta.

When asked by film producer Chuck France in an interview whether he thought traveling was important, Shaw responded: "Most definitely. I think every great artist should share his music with the world. With Nathan Davis. With Andrew Hill. With Tyrone Washington. With Harry Whitaker. With Larry Young.



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7 thoughts on “ Woody Shaw The Moontrane

  1. Jun 07,  · Dr. Keith Karns presents his research on Woody Shaw at the JEN Conference. Skip navigation Woody Shaw Development of Style in Three Versions of "The Moontrane.
  2. Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw III is a producer, cultural curator, archivist, and the administrative and artistic director of the legacies of his late father, trumpet innovator and composer Woody Shaw (), and his step-father, legendary tenor saxophonist and Academy Award nominated actor Dexter Gordon ().
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Moontrane on Discogs/5(2).
  4. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow. Although he never received the notoriety of Freddie Hubbard or (at the time) Chuck Mangione, Woody Shaw was one of the leading trumpeters of the s. The Moontrane is a strong date by one of Shaw's finest units, a band including Azar Lawrence on tenor and soprano, the up-and-coming trombonist Steve Turre, 9/
  5. After several years of mounting health complications, Woody Shaw suffered fatally from kidney failure and passed away on May 10th, at the young age of Yet despite a fairly short and challenging life fraught with various health problems, the brilliance of his legacy and the beauty of his music continues to inspire people all over the world.
  6. Woody Herman Shaw Jr. was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, arranger, band leader, and educator. Born with a photographic memory and perfect pitch, Shaw is credited with advancing the technical and harmonic conventions of modern jazz trumpet playing. In his time he was viewed as a leading innovator on his instrument. He was an acknowledged virtuoso and mentor .
  7. The Moontrane, recorded in late , was Shaw's breakthrough album. It is aptly named, for although Shaw was during his lifetime routinely (and with relative inaccuracy) compared to Hubbard, he sounds more like John Coltrane.

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