Anybody going to this? If so, let us know how it was!
WOODY SHAW TRIBUTE - May 16th, 2008
@ 7:00 pm - Free Humanities Program
Video Documentary filmed at Jazz Forum and panel discussion with Woody Shaw III /son and Mark Morganelli/Owner Moderated by Willard Jenkins.
@ 8:30pm - Concert
Victor Lewis - Musical Director
Performers: Sean Jones, trumpet; Ryan Kisor, trumpet; Victor Lewis, drummer; Larry Willis, pianist; David Williams, bass
$25 General, $15 Students/Seniors
TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street #110SC
New York, NY 10007
Hey! This is an impressive program. Trumpetwool, remember to report to the Forum if you’re able to attend this special tribute to Woody Shaw (1944-1989).
“He was truly one of the greatest,” said drummer and bandleader Max Roach. “I first had occasion to work with Woody on a trip to Iran, oddly enough, back about 19 years ago before the Ayatollah. “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 how complex they were.”
Pianist Mulgrew Miller, who played and recorded with Shaw in the 1980s, said Shaw was devoted to the complex improvisational music of John Coltrane and McCoy Tyner. “Woody was in a great tradition of mainstream, post-bop trumpeters, but he also was tailgating on Coltrane and Tyner and their whole movement in the ‘60s—-the harmonic and rhythmic innovations of that time.”
What wonderful news from the Big Apple. You’re so fortunate to be in the music capital of the USA!
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