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Wayne Shorter – The Soothsayer (1965/2013) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Title: The Soothsayer
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1965/2013
Label: Blue Note Records
Duration: 43:19
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Originally released as Blue Note LT-988

"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. It now sounds like you've set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder's studio!" -- Blue Note President, Don Was.

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Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil (1964/2012) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Title: Speak No Evil
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1964/2012
Label: Blue Note Records
Duration: 42:13
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Music legend Wayne Shorter has composed some of music's most memorable tunes. His seminal classic, Speak No Evil, features guest appearances by heavyweights Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard and Elvin Jones. This evocative listen with its subtle layers features a series of long tones allowing for rich harmonies to develop. Showcasing his compositional ingenuity, the album's title track has become a staple in the jazz repertoire. Influencing countless musicians that followed, Speak No Evil was one of Shorter's finest solo efforts and is essential for any collection.

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Wayne Shorter – Schizophrenia (1967/2013) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Title: Schizophrenia
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1967/2013
Label: Blue Note Records
Duration: 36:37
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Schizophrenia is the eleventh studio classic by Wayne Shorter. The recording highlights the rich contrast of traditional ideas with adventurous exploration. Released in 1967, this star-studded affair features Curtis Fuller, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Joe Chambers. The sextet, in peak form, performs five stunning originals and an arrangement of Spaulding's "Kryptonite." Standouts include "Tom Thumb" and "Miyako".

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Wayne Shorter – Night Dreamer (1964/2013) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Title: Night Dreamer
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1964/2013
Label: Blue Note Records
Duration: 40:54
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Night Dreamer is Wayne Shorter's fourth album, recorded and released in 1964. The legendary tenor saxophonist is joined by a star-studded lineup: Lee Morgan on trumpet, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman, and Elvin Jones on drums. This well-rounded Blue Note debut is comprised of all Shorter originals, and is a classic outing from an historic tenor player.

6Apr/17Off

Wayne Shorter – Juju (1964/2013) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Title: Juju
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1964/2013
Label: Blue Note Records
Duration: 42:15
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Juju is Wayne Shorter's 1964 classic. Within this undeniable masterwork, the influences of John Coltrane are evident. The recording, his second as a bandleader for Blue Note Records, highlights his unmatched virtuosity. Performing with artistic sensitivity, the album features pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reginald Workman and drummer Elvin Jones. This is the same rhythm section Coltrane utilized for his 1961 album Africa/Brass. The quartet not only showcases their thrilling chemistry but also their riveting solo talents, performing Shorter originals including "House Of Jade," "Mahjong," "Juju" and many more. The album is an essential document of Wayne Shorter's compositional genius.

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Wayne Shorter – Etcetera {Et Cetera} (1965/2013) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Title: Etcetera {Et Cetera}
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1965/2013
Label: Blue Note Records
Duration: 43:13
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Recorded in 1965 but not released until 1980, Et Cetera holds its own against the flurry of albums Wayne Shorter released during the mid-'60s, a time when he was at the peak of his powers.

6Apr/17Off

Wayne Shorter – The All Seeing Eye (1965/2013) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Title: The All Seeing Eye
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1965/2013
Label: Blue Note Records
Duration: 44:34
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

The All Seeing Eye is the ninth jazz album by saxophonist Wayne Shorter, recorded on October 15, 1965, and released on the Blue Note label as BLP 4219 and BST 84219. The album features performances by Shorter with Freddie Hubbard, Grachan Moncur III, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Joe Chambers with Shorter's brother Alan Shorter guesting on one track. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "it is clear from the start that the music on this CD reissue is not basic bop and blues... 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".

In the album's original liner notes, Shorter explains that the album was conceived as an attempt to depict the meaning of life, existence and the nature of God and the universe. In the long interview with Nat Hentoff, the saxophonist mentions the meanings of each piece, which will be hereby shortly summarized: "The All Seeing Eye" depicts the ubiquitous eye of God; "the solos, moreover, depict the machinery involved in the process of creation". "Genesis" obviously refers to the creation of all things; if the first part mostly consists in free tempo phrases, it "goes into 4/4 straight time to indicate that everything is beginning to settle down". Shorter further explains that he tried to give "Genesis" an open-endedness feeling "because, once begun, the creative process keeps going". "Chaos" reflects "wars, disagreements and the difficulty men have in understanding each other", whilst "Face of the Deep", a ballad in a minor key -- the more cohesive piece of the album -, mirrors God bethinking on His creation. Shorter meant the composition as hopeful. The closing piece, "Mephistopheles", is a composition by Wayne's older brother Alan, and it emphasizes the ominous presence of evil; Wayne notes: "At the end, that loud, high climax can be taken as a scream. If you consort with the Devil, and are fooled by his unpredictability, that scream is a measure of the price you pay [...] and you are consigned to an eternity of torture, fire and brimstone".

6Apr/17Off

Wayne Shorter – Adams Apple (1966/2013) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Title: Adams Apple
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1966/2013
Label: Blue Note Records
Duration: 41:08
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

On Adam's Apple, Wayne Shorter leads an all-star rhythm section, which features drummer Joe Chambers, pianist Herbie Hancock and bassist Reggie Workman. This 1966 masterpiece finds Shorter at the peak of his career, with his saxophone soaring from start to finish. The album showcases one of his best known compositions, "Footprints." Other standouts include "El Gaucho" and the title-track. The album remains one of music's greatest masterpieces.