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Wayne Shorter – Blue Note (1964-1970) Remastered [24-192]

Though some will argue about whether Wayne Shorter’s primary impact on jazz has been as a composer or as a saxophonist, hardly anyone will dispute his overall importance as one of jazz’s leading figures over a long span of time. Though indebted to a great extent to John Coltrane, with whom he practiced in the mid-’50s while still an undergraduate, Shorter eventually developed his own more succinct manner on tenor sax, retaining the tough tone quality and intensity and, in later years, adding an element of funk. On soprano, Shorter is almost another player entirely, his lovely tone shining like a light beam, his sensibilities attuned more to lyrical thoughts, his choice of notes becoming more spare as his career unfolded. Shorter’s influence as a player, stemming mainly from his achievements in the ’60s and ’70s, was tremendous upon the neo-bop brigade who emerged in the early ’80s, most notably Branford Marsalis. As a composer, he is best known for carefully conceived, complex, long-limbed, endlessly winding tunes, many of which have become jazz standards yet have spawned few imitators.

According to Blue Note president Don Was, great effort was made to stay true to the spirit of the original releases. “In preparing these hi-def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth,” he said.

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Listings:
Adam’s Apple – Blue Note (1966)
Etcetera – Blue Note (1965)
Juju – Blue Note (1964)
Moto Grosso Feio – Blue Note (1970)
Night Dreamer – Blue Note (1964)
Super Nova – Blue Note (1969)
Odyssy Of Iska – Blue Note (1970)
Schizophrenia – Blue Note (1967)
Speak No Evil – Blue Note (1964)
The All Seeing Eye – Blue Note (1965)
The Soothsayer – Blue Note (1965)

HD Tracks [24-192]

4 thoughts on “Wayne Shorter – Blue Note (1964-1970) Remastered [24-192]

  1. Miles1960

    good one BTJ!! Wayne is a Monster during this period, total genius!! he also was playing in one the greatest jazz quintet Ever simultaneously with a very well known trumpet player 😉 … enjoy all!!!

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