Woody Shaw Documentary Project chosen for the 2017 DOC NYC Film Festival — Plus Residency at Cucalorus Film Festival (Learn More)
WOODY SHAW LATIN JAZZ TRIBUTE GETS 2017 GRAMMY NOMINATION
Trumpeter Brian Lynch's latin jazz tribute Madera Latino (Latin Wood) receives the 2017 Grammy Nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. A landmark large ensemble project that features trumpeters Sean Jones, Dave Douglas, and many others. Includes ten original Woody Shaw compositions arranged in Afro Cuban style with some of the world's most notable musicians in latin music. Associate Producer, Woody Shaw III.
WOODY SHAW & LOUIS HAYES: The Tour, Vol. 1
PRODUCED BY WOODY SHAW III
High Note Records will be releasing the first of several CDs in 2016 and 2017 featuring Woody Shaw and Louis Hayes. "Both men [Hayes and Shaw] shared common paths through the music and were devoted to ensuring the preservation of its highest standards by way of the collective mettle of their accumulated efforts, their sense of persistence and total devotion to craft." —Woody Shaw III, Read Review on JazzWax
LARRY YOUNG IN PARIS (1965-66) (2-CD set)
Los Angeles, February 17, 2016 — Resonance Records, in partnership with the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) of France, is pleased to announce the release of Larry Young In Paris/The ORTF Recordings. Featuring groundbreaking performances by the ingenious organist and pianist, these studio and live recordings from 1964 and 1965 made for French radio and never before issued on record, will be released on March 11, 2016 in deluxe two-CD and limited-edition two-LP sets. Musicians featured on these recordings include trumpet legend Woody Shaw, tenor saxophonist and bandleader Nathan Davis and drummer Billy Brooks. Associate Producer, Woody Shaw III. [Read More]
CD NOTES BY WOODY SHAW III
The new double-CD comes with a 68-page booklet including notes from many esteemed figures in jazz. I am proud to have been a part of the project as Associate Producer and as a writer of an essay of my own that explores some of the unique historical and aesthetic sensibilities shared by Larry Young and Woody Shaw as two young natives of Newark, New Jersey who ventured to Paris to broaden their horizons.
WOODY SHAW III INTERVIEW — BBC 3
On January 6, 2016, I gave an interview for BBC Radio 3 about a new double-CD release by Resonance Records entitled Larry Young in Paris (The ORTF Recordings), which features Woody Shaw and others. The interview was conducted by London-based saxophonist and bandleader Soweto Kinch. I enjoyed discussing this project as it contextualizes much of my research for a spring colloquium (presentation) that I gave at Harvard University entitled Ridin' the Moontrane from Newark to Paris: Woody Shaw and the Quest for Unity. Interview date: April 11, 2016. 5PM EST.
WOODY SHAW: BEYOND ALL LIMITS (FILM)
BIO & DOCUMENTARY (IN-PROGRESS)
Onward. The Woody Shaw Documentary is indeed underway. Interviews continue as planned, and I have recently completed a 13-minute short compiling much more footage and material than in the initial 5-minute clip I released in 2014. If you'd like to see the latest clip, send me an email with a request and we'll see what we can arrange. I plan on releasing the project in one form or another in Fall 2017 for Woody Shaw's 73rd birthday.