Woody Shaw: Rahsaan's Run


Rahsaan's Run


Woody Shaw (trumpet)


Lotus Flower (Enja 4018)

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Woody Shaw (trumpet), Mulgrew Miller (piano), Stafford James (bass),

Tony Reedus (drums)


Composed by Woody Shaw


Recorded: New York, January 7, 1982


Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

Woody Shaw re-recorded this up-tempo minor blues, dedicated to the great Rahsaan Roland Kirk, on his first studio date back on an independent label after the completion of his stay with a “major.” Winds were shifting on the jazz scene, not necessarily in Woody’s direction. His playing, of course, remained at its towering level, and his group of 1981-1983 with Steve Turre, the young Mulgrew Miller, mainstay Stafford James, and Tony Reedus maintained the high standard of Woody’s ensembles. As much as the original version of “Run” (from Rosewood) is iconic for Woodyphiles, there’s something special about the headlong burn of this quartet version.

Reviewer: Brian Lynch

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