Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wayne Shorter -The All Seeing Eye

With such titles as "The All Seeing Eye," "Genesis," "Chaos," "Face of the Deep," and "Mephistopheles," it is clear from the start that the music on this CD reissue is not basic bop and blues. Wayne Shorter (who composed four of the five originals) picked an all-star cast (trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, altoist James Spaulding, trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Joe Chambers, along with brother Alan Shorter on flügelhorn for the final song) to perform and interpret the dramatic selections, and their brand of controlled freedom has plenty of subtle surprises. This is stimulating music that still sounds fresh over three decades later. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Album: The All Seeing Eye
Year: 1965
Label: Blue Note (1999)
Total time: 44:21

1.  The All Seeing Eye (Wayne Shorter) 10:32
2.  Genesis (Wayne Shorter) 11:44
3.  Chaos (Wayne Shorter) 6:55
4.  Face Of The Deep (Wayne Shorter) 5:29
5.  Mephistopheles (Alan Shorter) 9:38

Wayne Shorter (Tenor Saxophone)
Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet and Flugelhorn)
Grachan Moncur III (Trombone)
James Spaulding (Alto Saxophone)
Herbie Hancock (Piano)
Ron Carter (Double Bass)
Joe Chambers (Drums)
Alan Shorter (Flugelhorn) - 5


  1. Thanks! I've wondered about this album - thanks to you, I'll give it a listen.

  2. Thank you itr. That's a beautiful album, Shorter always has been a great composer beside the saxophone player he is. Great great music.

  3. Was so glad to finally find this record I longed for for a long time. I didn't know your blog. But what is the password? Thanks a lot.

  4. Hi psegpp
    My pw is "into" for all posts.

  5. Thank you very much. It seems there are a lot of stuff interesting me in your blog, records hard to find out now.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...