LARRY YOUNG IN PARIS (1965-66) [DOUBLE CD]
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. [Read More]
ESSAY 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.
TRUMPET OF FIRE: WOODY SHAW DOC
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 December 2016 for Woody Shaw's 72nd birthday.
WOODY SHAW & LOUIS HAYES
2016 | PRODUCED BY WOODY SHAW III
High Note Records will be releasing the first of several CDs in April 2016 featuring Woody Shaw and Louis Hayes. Taken from previously unreleased recordings, this series covers much of the repertoire performed by the legendary "Louis Hayes-Woody Shaw Quintet" in 1976-77 with Junior Cook on tenor sax, Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Stay tuned for more info.