Personnel: Woody Shaw (trumpet); Fred Henke (piano); Neil Swainson (bass); Alex Deutsch (drums).
Engineers: Terry Stevens (tracks 1-5, 7); Roland Wittwer (track 6).
Recorded live at Bazillus, Zurich, Switzerland on February 7, 1987 and live at Muhle Hunziken, Bern, Switzerland on February 8, 1987. Includes liner notes by Mike Hennessey.
Personnel: Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn); Fred Henke (piano); Alex Deutsch (drums).
Audio Mixer: Winnie Leyh.
Liner Note Author: Mike Hennessey.
Recording information: Live At:Bazillus Zurich (02/07/1987/02/08/1987); Muhle Hunziken Bern (02/07/1987/02/08/1987).
Although trumpeter Woody Shaw never really broke through to gain the recognition he deserved, he also never recorded an unworthy album. This late-period set for the German In & Out label (recorded only two years before his death) features Shaw with the Austrian drummer Alex Deutsch and a couple of talented Canadians: pianist Fred Henke and bassist Neil Swainson. They perform three standards (including Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Estate"), plus a pair of group originals and Theresa Trainello's "Just A Ballad For Woody." Excellent advanced hard bop. ~ Scott Yanow