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Woody Herman Shaw II (December 24, 1944 – May 10, 1989) (United States) was a stunningly brilliant jazz trumpeter and composer, one of the last contributors to the language of modern jazz - who fiercely and yet successfully broadened the technical and harmonic capacity of his instrument.

Shaw grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and began his study of music at the age of 11. Early in his career he was influenced by Clifford Brown, Fats Navarro, Booker Little, Dizzy Gillespie (whom… read more

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  • Avatar for RnBjryu73
    He can creates so emotional melodies by trumpet. Beautiful.
  • Avatar for Marxism1
    Beautiful music.
  • Avatar for MikeAgain
    Maybe the last "new" voice we'll see in Jazz Trumpet. He was amazing.
  • Avatar for joaonada
    what beautiful music.
  • Avatar for nacht_vogel
    Song of Songs is totally one of the best jazz releases I've had the pleasure to hear recently, the type of jazz fusion record that doesn't sacrifice mood for groove and sound. And Woody himself is easily a master of expression among the trumpeters of his time
  • Avatar for il_sogno
    unique style. underrated.
  • Avatar for more-than-u-kno
    Great musician !
  • Avatar for jacksexsmith
    Truly fine player
  • Avatar for sumjazz
    Amazing! All of his music!
  • Avatar for MsGreenEyes
    you gotta love the blackstone legacy!

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