Rosewood (album)

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Studio album by Woody Shaw
Released 1978
Recorded December 15-19, 1977
CBS 30th Street Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 61:07
Label Columbia
JC 35309
Producer Michael Cuscuna
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Rosewood is an album led by trumpter Woody Shaw which was recorded in 1977 and released on the Columbia label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated, "Woody Shaw's first album for a major label, Rosewood features the trumpeter with a sextet... Rosewood was a consensus Jazz Album Of The Year in 1977. This modal music ranks with his best work".[3]

The album resulted in Shaw receiving many accolades including nominations as Talent Deserving Wider Recognition in Down Beat's International Jazz Critics Poll (1977), as well as Jazz Album of the Year and Best Trumpeter in Down Beat's Readers Poll (1978). Rosewood also received two Grammy Award Nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance (Soloist) and Best Jazz Instrumental Performance (Group) (1979).

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Woody Shaw except as indicated

  1. "Rosewood" - 7:11
  2. "Everytime I See You" (Onaje Allan Gumbs) - 7:14
  3. "The Legend of the Cheops" (Victor Lewis) - 6:03
  4. "Rahsaan's Run" - 5:10
  5. "Sunshowers" (Clint Houston) - 7:48
  6. "Theme for Maxine" - 7:15
  7. "Isabel, the Liberator" (Larry Willis) - 8:27 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Joshua C." - 7:09 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Why?" (Lewis) - 4:50 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Woody Shaw discography accessed August 21, 2013
  2. ^ Woody Shaw catalog accessed August 22, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed August 21, 2013