Gene Shaw

If you know the name of Clarence Gene Shaw at all, it is probably from his work with Charles Mingus. In 1957, the Detroit-born trumpeter (under the name Clarence Shaw) recorded three albums with Mingus: “A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry”, “East Coasting” and “Tijuana Moods”. Their association came to an abrupt end after a violent argument, which caused the trumpeter to break his horn into pieces and leave the music business. When “Tijuana Moods” was finally issued in 1962, a humbled Mingus wrote Not only does Clarence Shaw have a beautiful tone and beautiful ideas, but he is creative and original and plays like no other trumpet man…[He] probably would have become as famous as any other so-called jazz players if this record had been issued six years earlier when it was recorded. The trumpeter had moved to Chicago in 1959, and was playing again at the time the Mingus album...

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Gene Shaw Albums

3 records

Albums featuring Gene Shaw

3 records