32 Jazz launched a retrospective series called Giving Away the Store. These are gateway recordings to an artist's entire catalog. Volume 2 highlights the talent of Woody Shaw. Included in the collected recordings of this trumpet journeyman are tracks cut with Ron Carter. Other treats for the ear include the master horn player with Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee, Herbie Hancock, and more. As with other recordings in the Giving Away the Store collection, this album serves as an excellent introduction for the uninitiated or a representative sampler for the knowledgeable fan.
AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte