For Sure! (Woody Shaw album)

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For Sure!
For Sure! (Woody Shaw album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedDecember 17, 18, 20 & 27, 1979
CBS 52nd Street Studio B, New York City
GenreJazz
Length41:34
LabelColumbia
JC 35977
ProducerMichael Cuscuna
Woody Shaw chronology
Woody III
(1979)
For Sure!
(1980)
United
(1981)

For Sure is an album led by trumpeter Woody Shaw which was recorded in 1979 and released on the Columbia label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated, "There are originals performed by Shaw, Singh, Willis, and Lewis, but it is the trumpeter's feature on "We'll Be Together Again" with the strings that ends up being most memorable".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Woody Shaw except as indicated

  1. "We'll Be Together Again" (Carl T. Fischer, Frankie Laine) - 5:44
  2. "OPEC" - 5:24
  3. "Time Is Right" (Judi Singh) - 4:27
  4. "Ginseng People" - 5:30
  5. "Why?" (Victor Lewis) - 4:51
  6. "Joshua C." - 7:11
  7. "Isabel the Liberator" (Larry Willis) - 8:27
  8. "Teotihuacan" (Stafford James) - 7:15 (on Woody Shaw: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection only)
  • Recorded at the CBS 52nd Street Studio B in New York City on December 17 (tracks 3 & 5), December 18 (track 7), December 20 (track 4), and December 27 (tracks 1 & 2), 1979 with overdubbed strings recorded on January 4, 1980
  • For Sure! was reissued on Woody Shaw: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection in 2011.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woody Shaw discography Archived October 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine accessed August 23, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed August 23, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 178. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.