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Woody Shaw made his first recordings 50 years ago at age 18.
Tom Copi/San Francisco
August 14, 2013 The jazz trumpeter who made his first recordings 50 years ago this summer might be his instrument's least appreciated giant. Perhaps the trumpeter of the 1970s, Shaw was an icon for the generation that followed, as well as an innovator on his horn.
December 24, 2009 This past fall, the Festival of New Trumpet Music staged a major retrospective of Woody Shaw compositions at the Jazz Standard. Old Shaw bandmates backed three young-lion horn players with chops. Hear the group Woody Shaw Legacy Ensemble: Brass Knights, and get to know Shaw's music on JazzSet.
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