Smith Jimmy - Back At The Chicken Shack / Cool Blues (CD)
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- Jazz Instrument
- Tenor Sax
- Number of Discs
- Copy Control
- Number of Items
- Media Type
- Country of Origin
- USA / Canada
- Blue Note
- JazzTimes (11/96, p.115) - "...Shorter's improvisations, hypnotic in their effect, were contained in compositions with harmonies so interesting that he virtually never lapsed into the boredom that many Coltrane disciples, and Coltrane himself sometimes did in pieces with simplified harmonic structures..."
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Back At The Chicken Shack
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] When I Grow Too Old To Dream
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Minor Chant
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Messy Bessie
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] On The Sunny Side Of The Street
- [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Dark Eyes
- [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Groovin' At Smalls
- [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Announcement
- [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] A Night In Tunisia
- [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Cool Blues
- [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] What's New
- [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Small's Minor
- [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Once In A While
- Release Date
- 7 June 1999
- 56m 12s
- South Africa
The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of JUJU includes an essay by Bob Blumenthal.
Personnel: Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); McCoy Tyner (piano); Reggie Workman (bass); Elvin Jones (drums).
Producer: Alfred Lion.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on August 3, 1964. Originally released on Blue Note (84182). Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff and Bob Blumenthal.
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Rudy Van Gelder (1998, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey).
This is part of the Blue Note Rudy Van Gelder Editions series.
Recording information: Blue Note Records, Hollywood, CA (08/03/1964); New York, NY (08/03/1964); Van Gelder Studio, NJ (08/03/1964); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (08/03/1964).
JUJU, Wayne Shorter's second Blue Note date as a leader, displays a more personal side to the legendary saxophonist. As the lone horn man, Shorter performs with an artistic sensitivity that was often hidden in the larger front lines of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and his later work with Miles Davis. His arresting tone is unfettered in this small ensemble setting. As a result, Shorter's singular approach is more clearly illustrated and his unique compositional style takes on a more exclusive tint.
Unlike his bold compositions for the Blakey bands, the tunes here have an inward mystery to them. The lilting title track, a waltz on the surface, contains a dark, tension-filled undertone that is deftly propelled by Elvin Jones' signature triplet whirls. Likewise, the delicate "House Of Jade" broods with an enigmatic current that underscores its otherwise bright melody. The quartet shines on the Coltrane-tinged "Mahjong," an introspective piece that reflects Shorter's study of eastern philosophies. The disc's highlight comes with the fast-paced "Yes Or No," a modern classic that showcases Shorter's masterful soloing abilities. In all, since Shorter is free to express his remarkable creativity here in such uncluttered surroundings, we are left with a much clearer picture of the man as an artist.
- Date Released
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Wayne Shorter
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