- Released: June 6, 2000
- Label: Highnote
JazzTimes - 3/01, p.82
"...The playing is seldom less than superb....LIVE:VOLUME ONE is another major addition to the legacy of a sorely missed jazz great."
- 1.Love Dance
- 2.Light Valley
- 4.Stepping Stone
Personnel: Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn); Carter Jefferson (soprano & tenor saxophones); Larry Willis (piano); Stafford James (bass); Victor Lewis (drums).
Recorded live in 1977. Includes liner notes by Andrew Bart.
Personnel: Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn); Carter Jefferson (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Larry Willis (piano); Victor Lewis (drums).
Recording information: 1977.
Editor: Malcolm Addey.
Woody Shaw's Live Volume One contains four previously unissued live tracks cut in 1977. These are extraordinary post bop, up-tempo pieces with plenty of improvising solo space shared between Shaw and tenor/soprano saxophonist Carter Jefferson, admirably backed up by Larry Willis on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Victor Lewis drums. Included is Joe Bonner's composition "Love Dance," Willis's "Light Valley," Lewis's "Why," and Shaw's original "Stepping Stone," none clocking in under ten minutes. Just about any Woody Shaw session stands the test of time and this HighNote live date is no exception. ~ Al Campbell