- Released: November 12, 2002
- Label: Highnote
JazzTimes - 4/03, pp.95-6
"...Drummer Victor Lewis is ripe with imagination and energy throughout..."
- 1.Ginseng People
- 3.Organ Grinder
- 4.Little Red's Fantasy
- 5.Seventh Avenue
Personnel: Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn); Steve Turre (trombone); Mulgrew Miller, Larry Willis (piano); Stafford James (bass); Victor Lewis (drums).
Recorded live at the Keystone Korner, San Francisco, California in 1977. Includes liner notes by Andrew H. Bart.
Personnel: Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn); Steve Turre (trombone); Larry Willis, Mulgrew Miller (piano); Victor Lewis (drums).
Recording information: Keystone Korner; San Francisco, CA.
Editor: Malcolm Addey.
Photographer: Mitchell Seidel.
With each year that passes, trumpeter Woody Shaw is missed more. One of jazz's greatest trumpeters, Shaw was at his prime in the 1970s when Woody Shaw Live, Vol. 3, a previously unissued set (the third of three) was recorded. Performing live at San Francisco's Keystone Korner, Shaw stretches out on five lengthy group originals (three are his) with either Mulgrew Miller or Larry Willis on piano, bassist Stafford James, drummer Victor Lewis, and (on three of the five numbers) trombonist Steve Turre. Shaw is in fiery and explorative form throughout the challenging material, reminding listeners what a major improviser he was, and what a major loss it was when he died prematurely. ~ Scott Yanow