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Blackstone Legacy

Woody Shaw Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Jun 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord
  • ASIN: B00000IN45
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 458,828 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blackstone Legacy
2. Think On Me
3. Lost And Found
4. New World
5. Boo-Ann's Grand
6. A Deed For Dolphy

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Woody Shaw's Blackstone Legacy was made by Woody with several of Miles DAvis' sidesmen from the Bitches' Brew era. This album sounds as if they needed to let off steam - and they produced the most powerful flowing jazz album you will ever hear. If you like 70s jazz, then don't deliberate, just buy it. The title track, the first on the CD, is the best. It is much in the style of Mile's Miles In The Sky, and it will leave you breathless in admiration and delight. How could they be so good? The second track, Think on Me, is a slower number, and the third, Lost and Found, is particularly frantic and continues where the title track left off. The fourth, New World, starts off as a piece of Quincy Jones style funk, which dissolves slowly into a general jam highlightimg the skills of the whole band in turn. The fifth track, Boo-Ann's Gran is a piece of very pleasurable mainstream swing which shows off the two saxophonists, Bartz and Maupin to good effect and is the best example of them working together. Unfortuunately the final track, A Deed For Dolphy, and happily the shortest, is a dreadful slow atonal dirge which the album would have been better without, however even so this work has to be the most powerful 70 minutes of jazz you will ever hear; maybe not as experimental or rounded as Bitche's Brew, to which it is compared, but still presses every pleasurable button by just the right amount. I had the vinyl and wore it out, so it is particularly pleasing to be able to buy it again on CD
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars another neglected jazz recording 24 July 2007
By Case Quarter - Published on Amazon.com
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the writer of the linear notes of the original release compared this recording to miles davis' bitches brew. nothing can be further from the truth. first of all there are no guitars on blackstone legacy. bitches brew has three pianists. on the legacy george cables handles the pianos. unlike bitches brew the legacy doesn't want to bring jazz in an entire different direction by including rock and electronic music. the legacy begins with standard jazz statements and ensembles and lays a groundwork with bass players ron carter and clint houston and lenny white on drums.

bennie maupin and gary bartz, doing the horn work, were used by miles during the 70s, maupin on bitches brew and bartz later on a couple of recordings. at that time nobody was playing bass clarinet like maupin and bartz was the best alto player the 70s produced, so it made good music sense for miles to recruit them. but on legacy they get to stretch within the jazz idiom. listen to bartz on lost and found and new world.

there's nothing brooding or introspective about woody shaw's playing, here if his playing reminds me of anyone it's freddy hubbard.

the strength of the compositions is their length, except for a deed for dolphy, all over ten minutes. boo-ann's grand, a shorter version, appears on jackie mclean's demon's dance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Special Recording from a Special Time in Jazz 24 Jan 2011
By W. Welburn - Published on Amazon.com
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The comparisons between Blackstone Legacy and Bitches Brew are irresistible, yet somewhat misleading. Upon listening to this recording after many years, Blackstone Legacy has much more in common with a slew of music recorded during this very narrow slice of jazz history, including Gary Bartz' NTU Troop (Harlem Bush Music), Pharoah Sanders' Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun) and Thembi, Roy Haynes Hip Ensemble (Equipoise), Herbie Hancock (Mwandishi), Mtume's Umoja Ensemble, Lee Morgan (his last album) and Doug Carn (Infant Eyes), among others. But I am not merely nostalgic here. These recordings were part blowing sessions and part thematic, mirroring a continued desire for liberation and cultural sensibilities in the arts and in politics. Anyone expecting the rhythms to be "funk-rock" will be very disappointed. Shaw's recording it has endured time through melodic compositions that provide a stellar ensemble with plenty of room for improvisation.
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU LOVED MILES DAVIS' "BITCHES BREW" YOU'LL TRULY ENJOY THIS JAZZ-FUSION PROJECT THAT FEATURES SOME OF THE YOUNG GUNS... 17 Jan 2010
By Mr. Nightshift - Published on Amazon.com
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...FROM THE SCHOOL OF MILES!!! What was a Rare and Hard To Find Double Vinyl Album is now on 1 (One) Compact Disc! Clocking in at almost 79:00 (Seventy-Nine Minutes). TAKE NOTE!...This album is not 100% (One Hundred Percent) musically like Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" which would be deemed as Jazz-Rock-Fusion this is Jazz-Fusion, and is a little smoother. Joining Woody Shaw on this project (His first as a leader) was: Bennie Maupin, Lenny White, and Ron Carter who ALL played with Miles Davis...The first 2 (Two) actually played on the "Bitches Brew" album. To round out the musicians you have: Gary Bartz, George Cables, and Clint Houston. Everybody soars to new heights on an album that will give you Jazz-Fusion album collection that extra added plus!
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2.0 out of 5 stars I Like the Idea Better Than the Execution 4 Nov 2010
By Ronald Kenyon - Published on Amazon.com
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I wanted to like this album when I bought the vinyl twofer. I wanted to like this album when it was reissued--in slightly truncated form--on CD. But I still don't like it that much. It's that I like the idea of the album more than the execution. Lots of wonderful and gifted musicians--Gary Bartz, George Cables, et al--but it still doesn't succeed for me. I think Woody Shaw was one of the great trumpeters; I just appreciate his other albums more than this one.
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HIS FRIST GREAT RELEASE 6 Nov 2008
By MR. JAZZ - Published on Amazon.com
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Being a big Woody Shaw fan, I was elated when they put the two LP's on one CD. This is definitely one for your collection if you are a true bebopper.

Mr. Jazz WRIR-FM Richmond,VA
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