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Saturdazed Soul

The sun is out but it’s a morning to keep cool.

[Photo Credit: Ren Rentz]


1 edoubletrouble   ~  Oct 22, 2011 12:37 pm

hot pic Al B ... looks like L.A., oui?

2 thelarmis   ~  Oct 22, 2011 3:49 pm

this is from wayne shorter's debut disc as a leader for blue note, 1964. he was quite familiar to blue note listeners as a major cog in art blakey's jazz messengers. he arrived on the scene w/ blakey, late 1959. wayne recorded 14 blue note albums w/ that group between then and the release of Night Dreamer in '64, the bulk of those albums coming out in 1960-1961.

wayne was writing on each and every one of these records, including composing ALL the pieces on 1961's Roots and Herbs.

from 64-70, wayne recorded 10 blue note albums, as a leader. Juju and Speak No Evil, are the instant classics, coming out after this debut. tying in this debut to the Duane Allman week of BOTD - derek trucks, a noted shorter fanatic, covered Oriental Folk Song (from the featured album here) on a record of his.

irony - i was thinking of wayne's blue note album Et Cetera (5th solo release) earlier today.

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 22, 2011 10:07 pm

[2] Yes Yes Yes!! Got all the WS Blue Notes, they are amazing. He's always been so under-rated, true genius composer and sax player.

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