Woody Shaw

  • Born: (Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States)
  • Died: (Manhattan, New York City, United States)

Woody Herman Shaw Jr. was an American trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and band leader.
Born with a photographic memory and perfect pitch[citation needed] he was an innovative musician who respected his predecessors and was himself respected by a wide variety of jazz musicians, many of whom played and recorded with him.

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