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Introducing Wayne Shorter

Introducing Wayne Shorter

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Wayne shorter.



Also known as Blues A La Carte, this Vee Jay disc has tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter's first session as a leader and it shows that, even at this early stage, Shorter was far along toward developing his own sound. Teamed up with trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb, the six selections (five of which are Shorter originals) capture the young tenor shortly after he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The music is essentially hard bop and, although none of these Shorter tunes caught on, the music is quite enjoyable. A special treat is the one standard of the date, a swinging version of "Mack The Knife."


Raul Navarro

SWEET ! Y'know, I've always had a very hard time trying to figure out which tenor cat is my all time favorite, so much that I stopped trying. Shorter is definitely one of them. Amazing that at age 80 Wayne is still blowing that horn like no ones business. Cool pick RumbaJazz...


It's the same here I stopped trying! There is too much to enjoy from many smoking cats out there from the 50's to now! Glad you dug it! JR.