Woody Shaw: All the Things You Are
All the Things You Are
Woody Shaw (trumpet)
Night Music (Elektra 60299-1)
Tony Reedus (drums).
Composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.
Recorded: live at The Jazz Forum, New York, February 25, 1982
Rating: 92/100 (learn more)
Half of the band featured on Night Music, one of Woody Shaw's final recordings, is alumni of the "Blakey School." Shaw first appeared with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers in 1969 and reappeared sporadically throughout the early 1970s. Turre joined in 1973 (as Shaw was departing) and Mulgrew Miller arrived in 1985, nearly three years after this track was recorded. The arrangement is fairly standard, with the classic intro and a delicate delivery of the melody by Shaw and Hutcherson. The soloists (Shaw, Hutcherson, James) are all in fine form, and Turre's improvised fills over the final statement of the melody provide an appreciated concluding lift. Another highlight is listening to Hutcherson's and Miller's sympathetic interplay behind Shaw's solo.
Reviewer: Eric Novod