℗ 2022 Craft Recordings., Distributed by Concord.
Released September 15, 2023
Duration 1h 20m 58s
Record Label Craft Recordings
Catalogue No. CR06712
Genre Jazz

Blackstone Legacy

Woody Shaw

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Blackstone Legacy
Woody Shaw
Think On Me
Woody Shaw
Lost And Found
Woody Shaw
New World
Woody Shaw
Boo-Ann's Grand
Woody Shaw
A Deed For Dolphy
Woody Shaw
Blackstone Legacy is the debut album by trumpeter Woody Shaw recorded in 1970 and released on the Contemporary label. Moved by the highly charged political sensibilities among creative artists during the latter part of the 1960s and early 1970s, Shaw's message for Blackstone Legacy spoke to the social and political ills of his time. In the liner notes to Blackstone Legacy, Shaw states: “This album is dedicated to the youth who will benefit mankind. To the youth who are constantly aware of the turmoil in which the world is and who are trying to right all these wrongs – whether in music or in speech or in any other way of positive work. This album is dedicated to the freedom of Black people all over the world. And it’s dedicated to the people in the ghettos here. The ‘stone’ in the title is the image of strength. I grew up in a ghetto – funky houses, rats and roaches, stinking hallways. I’ve seen all of that, and I’ve seen people overcome all of that. This music is meant to be a light of hope, a sound of strength and of coming through. It’s one for the ghetto. We’re trying to express what’s happening in the world today as we – a new breed of young musicians – feel it. I mean the different tensions in the world, the ridiculous war in Vietnam, the oppression of poor people in this, a country of such wealth. The cats on this date usually discuss these things, but we’re all also trying to reach a state of spiritual enlightenment in which we’re continually aware of what’s happening but react in a positive way. The music in this album, you see, expresses strength – confidence that we’ll overcome these things.”
192 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Craft Recordings Studio Masters

Tracks 1-6 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
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Blackstone Legacy
Think On Me
Lost And Found
New World
Boo-Ann's Grand
A Deed For Dolphy

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