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Woody Shaw

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: December 24, 1944 | Died: May 10, 1989    

Woody Shaw, Jr. was born in Laurinburg, N.C. on December 24th, 1944 to Rosalie Pegues Shaw and Woody Shaw, Sr. He grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and began playing trumpet at the age of 11. Shaw attended Arts High School in Newark where he studied trumpet and music theory with Jerome Ziering. Newark has a rich Jazz history and many notable Jazz artists are originally from there, including Sarah Vaughan, Wayne Shorter, Eddie Gladden, Larry Young, and Grachan Moncur III. His first and perhaps greatest inspiration, in terms of the trumpet, came from listening to Louis Armstrong and, not long after, Clifford Brown....
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    Woody Shaw: The Complete Muse Sessions

    Mosaic Records
    2013
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    Field Recordings Of A Jazz Master

    Weton-Wesgram
    2012
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    The Complete Columbia Albums Collection

    Weton-Wesgram
    2011
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    Stepping Stones: Live at the Village Vanguard

    Sony BMG Legacy
    2005
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    Live Volume Four

    HighNote Records
    2005
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    Two More Pieces Of The Puzzle

    Weton-Wesgram
    1998
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    Imagination

    Weton-Wesgram
    1988
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