Bobby Shew – Live 1983

August 28, 2015 / No Comments / Tags: Bobby Shew, Gary Langford, University of Florida Jazz Band

(Record Label)

Lost treasure found. This production was unearthed some 38 years after its recording. Bobby Shew Live 1983 captures the masterful flugelhorn player during a concert with the 19-piece University of Florida Jazz Band in March of 1983. The program’s former musical director Gary Langford recalls the show as one of “the most memorable” of his tenure. It’s not hard to hear why. The arrangements and performances are incredible and elevating. The set is lively and comprised of compositions by Shew, plus nicely arranged renditions of tunes by Wayne Shorter, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder and Chick Corea, among others. The set ranges from high flying to mellow melodies. Check out this recording and be prepared to be captivated by the fantastic sound of this timely and timeless discovery.

Click to listen to a clip of “The Red Snapper”:

Tracks: The Red Snapper, Stevie’s Wonders, Evergreen, Yes or No, Cipriana, No Greater Love, Blue, Decoupage, 500 Miles High, John Brown’s Other Body .