Beyond All Limits

2개월 전

Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Woody Shaw (trumpet), Larry Young (Hammond B-3 organ) and Elvin Jones (drums). From the album Unity (1966).

In the late 1960s, Shaw was introduced to the avant-garde by Archie Shepp, Hank Mobley and Pharoah Sanders. In 1970 he recorded his first album as a leader entitled Blackstone Legacy for the Contemporary label and formed a quintet with Joe Henderson. In his next influential and groundbreaking albums he mixed post-bop and modal jazz, and winked at fusion and free jazz. From 1971 to 1973 he was a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and recorded three albums with them. Then he went to San Francisco, where he recorded with Bobby Hutcherson another album. In 1974 he returned to New York recording four noteworthy albums for Muse Records and in 1975 formed a quintet with Louise Hayes.

Woody Shaw


In 1977 he switched to Columbia Records, with whom he recorded the renowned Rosewood and three more albums. During the 1980s he made standards and hard bop recordings with modal jazz elements, and worked with Dexter Gordon, Kenny Garrett, collaborating on his first album, and Freddie Hubbard, recording three other albums with him. However, in the late 1980s he was diagnosed with an incurable degenerative eye disease and was losing his sight. In addition, he had an accident on the subway when he was hit by a train and eventually died of kidney failure in 1989 at 44 years old.


This song is fast and has a difficult melody and harmonic structure. The first daring to make his solo is Henderson playing intense voltage phrases with silences between them. Next comes Shaw offering a stimulating and impetuous discourse that performs with confidence and precision. Afterwards Young arrives with a dynamic and enthusiastic melodic line executed in a fast-paced tempo before the group re-exposes the complicated theme.


© Blue Note Records

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  trending

Your post has been supported and upvoted from the Classical Music community on Steemit as it appears to be of interest to our community. We also support jazz and folk music posts!

If you enjoy our support of the #classical-music community, please consider a small upvote to help grow the support account!

You can find details about us below.

The classical music community at #classical-music and Discord. Follow our community accounts @classical-music and @classical-radio or follow our curation trail (classical-radio) at SteemAuto!

Delegation links: 10SP, 25SP, 50SP, 75SP, 100SP, 150SP, 200SP, 250SP, 500SP, 1000SP