Song of Songs (Woody Shaw album)

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Song of Songs
Song of Songs (Woody Shaw album).jpg
Studio album by Woody Shaw
Released 1973
Recorded September 15 & 18, 1972
Contemporary Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 37:57
Label Contemporary
S 7632
Producer Lester Koenig and John Koenig
Woody Shaw chronology
Blackstone Legacy
(1970)Blackstone Legacy1970
Song of Songs
The Moontrane
(1974)The Moontrane1974

Song of Songs is the second album led by trumpeter Woody Shaw which was recorded in 1972 and released on the Contemporary label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated, "The music falls between hard bop, modal musings and the avant-garde. Although possessing a tone similar to Freddie Hubbard's, Woody Shaw was a more advanced player and his solos throughout the date are both original and consistently exciting".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Woody Shaw

  1. "Song of Songs" - 11:37
  2. "The Goat and the Archer" - 7:33
  3. "Love: For the One You Can't Have" - 10:03
  4. "The Awakening" - 8:44



  1. ^ Woody Shaw discography accessed August 19, 2013
  2. ^ Woody Shaw catalog accessed August 22, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed August 19, 2013
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 177. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.