United (Woody Shaw album)

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Studio album by Woody Shaw
Released 1981
Recorded March 7, 9 & 17, 1981
Right Track Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 40:29
Label Columbia
FC 37390
Producer Michael Cuscuna
Woody Shaw chronology
For Sure!
(1980)For Sure!1980
Lotus Flower
(1982)Lotus Flower1982

United is an album led by trumpter Woody Shaw which was recorded in 1981 and released on the Columbia label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated, "Of Woody Shaw's five Columbia albums, United is the one that sounds most like a blowing session... this fairly straight-ahead and accessible yet adventurous date. Worth searching for".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Woody Shaw except as indicated

  1. "United" (Wayne Shorter) - 5:20
  2. "The Greene Street Caper" - 5:29
  3. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter) - 9:40
  4. "Pressing the Issue" (Mulgrew Miller) - 7:04
  5. "Katrina Ballerina" - 5:39
  6. "Blues for Wood" (Ronnie Mathews, Woody Shaw) - 7:17



  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.