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Woody and Dexter Unreleased tracks.

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Have not heard this material but would like to. The first three musical tracks -- "Fried Bananas," "Strollin'" and "You've Changed" -- appear to be those from the October 25, 1976 gig at the Village Gate that was available at one point on a Spanish bootleg CD. Anyone know the source of the rest of the material? Would think it's probably from the either that same night or another night during the run at the Village Gate.

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I downloaded 2 Dex & Woody albums from the iTunes store many years ago.  Details can be found in this thread: http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/32864-dexter-gordon-woody-shaw-invitation-vol-1-and-vol-2-live/  I see only one title repeated (Body and Soul), and, of course, these could be different performances.  My notes show these tracks recorded in 1979 (Basel, Switzerland, & Village Vanguard), 1977 (Keystone Korner), and 1980 (Senegal).  So the new downloads may not be from 1976.

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I think it was Woody Shaw who had persuaded Dexter to return to the States. I think all material of Dexter with and without Woody should get legal pressing, it´s of historic importance and should not be limited to bootleg recordings. As the once announced Dexter Bio, I´m still waiting to see it published. Dexter was a main figure in late 70´s early 80´s acoustic jazz (that´s my opinion out from the point of view when I was the young guy of that generation listening to all that stuff).

Dexter was the old master, once leading the scene of the 40´s together on stage with Bird, Diz, Bud, Max, Fats, Mr. B. , Tadd, and so on, and playing in a more modern way in the late 70´s early 80´s.

And Woody was the young lion, the one who made us believe that jazz is going on, that there is something new after Diz, Miles, and someone who might scare Freddy Hubbard, a great and still young trumpet player himself then......

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I`m always surprised, when material is offered without any specification regarding artist(s), recording venue and date - with the expectation to earn money from collectors ....

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On 5/4/2017 at 2:18 AM, soulpope said:

I`m always surprised, when material is offered without any specification regarding artist(s), recording venue and date - with the expectation to earn money from collectors ....

This is being offered by Woody Shaw III.

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8 hours ago, Hardbopjazz said:

This is being offered by Woody Shaw III.

Do know .... don`t have earlier releases curated by him near me to recheck but believe not too much infos have been given neither .... but again, whoever releases (vintage) material without detailed info (IMO) doesn`t service the targeted client group properly ....

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Release info that came with the downloads:

 

Dexter Gordon, ts; Woody Shaw, tp; Ronnie Matthews, pn; Stafford James, bs; Louis Hayes, dr
Village Gate, NYC, October 25, 1978

1. Fried Bananas
2. Announcement
3. Strollin'
4. You've Changed


Dexter Gordon, ts; Woody Shaw, tp; George Cables, pn; Rufus Reid, bs; Victor Lewis, dr
May 5, 1977, New Haven, CT,
5. Tanya
6. Old Folks
7. Antabus

 

Dexter Gordon, ts; Woody Shaw, tp; Ronnie Matthews, pn; Stafford James, bs; Louis Hayes, dr
San Francisco, CA, December 31, 1980
8. Tanya
9. Blues Up and Down (w/ Johnny Griffin)
10. Cheese Cake
11. Body and Soul
12. Fried Banana

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12 hours ago, Ed Swinnich said:

Release info that came with the downloads:

 

Dexter Gordon, ts; Woody Shaw, tp; Ronnie Matthews, pn; Stafford James, bs; Louis Hayes, dr
Village Gate, NYC, October 25, 1978

1. Fried Bananas
2. Announcement
3. Strollin'
4. You've Changed


Dexter Gordon, ts; Woody Shaw, tp; George Cables, pn; Rufus Reid, bs; Victor Lewis, dr
May 5, 1977, New Haven, CT,
5. Tanya
6. Old Folks
7. Antabus

 

Dexter Gordon, ts; Woody Shaw, tp; Ronnie Matthews, pn; Stafford James, bs; Louis Hayes, dr
San Francisco, CA, December 31, 1980
8. Tanya
9. Blues Up and Down (w/ Johnny Griffin)
10. Cheese Cake
11. Body and Soul
12. Fried Banana

Thnx for sharing ....

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8 hours ago, soulpope said:

Thnx for sharing ....

No problem.  The website was not clear as to the information and I was actually surprised that it was part of the download.

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How's the music and the sound quality? Great bands... Also, what's the total playing time? It looks like three entire sets!

 

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