℗ 2021 Reel to Real under exclusive license to La Reserve Records
Duration 2h 03m 29s
Record Label Cellar Live
Catalogue No. RTRCD007
Release Date July 23, 2021
Genre Jazz

Understanding (Live)

Roy Brooks, Woody Shaw

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Introduction (Live)
Roy Brooks; Woody Shaw
Prelude to Understanding (Live)
Roy Brooks; Woody Shaw
Understanding (Live)
Roy Brooks; Woody Shaw
Billie's Bounce (Live)
Roy Brooks; Woody Shaw
Zoltan (Live)
Roy Brooks; Woody Shaw
Taurus Woman (Live)
Roy Brooks; Woody Shaw
The Theme (Live)
Roy Brooks; Woody Shaw
Duration    2h 03m 29s
Understanding, a blazing 1970 concert recording featuring the Detroit born master percussionist Roy Brooks leading a gifted quintet through its spirited paces at Baltimore’s Famous Ballroom, is now released by Reel to Real Recordings. Comprising more than two hours of expansive performances averaging 20 minutes in length, the potent date was recorded by Left Bank Jazz Society and stars trumpeter Woody Shaw, tenor saxophonist Carlos Garnett, pianist Harold Mabern, and bassist Cecil McBee. In a statement included in the release, label co-founders Zev Feldman and Cory Weeds and partner Raymon Torchinsky say, “Inspired by Roy Brooks’ music and the message of the Black Lives Matter movement, we have produced Understanding as our celebration of the talent, courage, spirit and resilience of the Black musicians and musicians of color who created a timeless and universal art. We recognize and acknowledge that the injustices of fifty years ago are still with us; it is time for change.” The collection is the third archival treasure from Left Bank – which mounted live jazz shows in Baltimore from 1964 through the ‘90s – to be unearthed by Resonance Records co-president and noted “Jazz Detective” Feldman, who is partnered in Reel to Real with Vancouver based jazz impresario and saxophonist Weeds.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Cellar Live Studio Masters

Tracks 1-7 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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