CD Break Through [Gene Shaw] (CD 1330052), Audio Other
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Break Through [Gene Shaw]


  • 1. Autumn Walk
    2. AD's Blues
    3. Marj
    4. Six Bits
    5. Thing, The
    6. Tonight
    7. Our Tune
    8. It's a Long Way
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 3015

  • Credits
    ProducerEsmond Edwards; Esmond Edwards
    EngineerRon Malo; Ron Malo

    Gene Shaw: Gene Shaw (trumpet); Sherman Morrison (tenor, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Clarence Eugene Shaw (trumpet); James Taylor (piano); Sidney Robinson (bass instrument); Bernard Martin (drums).
    Personnel: Clarence Gene Shaw (trumpet); James Taylor (piano); Bernard Martin (drums).
    Recording information: Ter Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (10/11/1962).
    Trumpeter Gene Shaw honed his chops in Charles Mingus's band in the late 1950's before releasing this solo debut in 1962. BREAK THROUGH has the hallmarks of many early `60s hard-bop outings: complex yet groove-oriented, lyrical yet surprising. Shaw leads a quintet through eight sophisticated workouts, encompassing ballads, blues, Latin-inflected pieces, and bop burners, and Shaw's thoughtful, poetic approach to the horn makes each shimmer. Though he's a relatively minor player in the hard-bop school, Shaw--and BREAK THROUGH--should not be overlooked.

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