Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wayne Shorter - Night Dreamer

Tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter's Blue Note debut found him well prepared to enter the big time. With an impressive quintet that includes trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Elvin Jones, Shorter performed a well-rounded program consisting of five of his originals (this CD reissue adds an alternate take of "Virgo") plus an adaptation of an "Oriental Folk Song." Whether it be the brooding title cut, the Coltranish ballad "Virgo" or the jams on "Black Nile" and "Charcoal Blues," this is a memorable set of high-quality and still fresh music. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Album: Night Dreamer
Year: 1964
Label: Blue Note (1987)
Runtime: 48:10

1.  Night Dreamer (Wayne Shorter) 7:18
2.  Oriental Folk Song (Traditional/arr. Wayne Shorter) 6:54
3.  Virgo (Wayne Shorter) 7:08
4.  Virgo (alternate take) (Wayne Shorter) 7:01
5.  Black Nile (Wayne Shorter) 6:29
6.  Charcoal Blues (Wayne Shorter) 6:54
7.  Armageddon (Wayne Shorter) 6:22

Wayne Shorter (Tenor Saxophone)
Lee Morgan (Trumpet)
McCoy Tyner (Piano)
Reggie Workman (Double Bass)
Elvin Jones (Drums)


  1. All the recordings Wayne Shorter made for Blue Note in 1964-65 are excellent. From this one to "The allseing eye", it's interesting to see how modal and free mixed together. Thanks!



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