Night Dreamer - (Import CD)
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- Jazz Instrument
- Mono / Stereo
- Alfred Lion; Alfred Lion; Michael Cuscan (Reissue)
- Night Dreamer [RVG Edition] [Remaster]
Personnel: Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Wayne Shorter; Lee Morgan , Lee Morgan Quintet (trumpet); Reggie Workman (double bass); McCoy Tyner (piano); Elvin Jones (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Rudy Van Gelder.
Liner Note Authors: Nat Hentoff; Bob Blumenthal.
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (04/29/1964).
Photographer: Francis Wolff.
Shorter's Blue Note debut, NIGHT DREAMER, is a stunning statement from one of the premiere saxophonists and composers in the history of jazz. In 1964, after a long period as musical director for Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and newly joining Miles Davis' quintet, Shorter was primed to enter the field as a major solo artist. His guests include Lee Morgan (trumpet), renewing the outstanding frontline the two formed in Blakey's band, and McCoy Tyner (piano) and Elvin Jones (drums) from Coltrane's legendary quartet. The musical vision here, however, is Shorter's alone.
Shorter's distinctive compositional style begins to take shape with the opening title track, a bouncing waltz with a dusky, modal flavor and a subtle rhythmic drive. Likewise, his arrangement of an "Oriental Folk Song" has a similar burnished tone with beautifully executed harmonies between Shorter and Morgan. Interestingly, the swinging "Black Nile" and "Armageddon" are very reflective of Shorter's previous tenure with Blakey while perpetuating the range of his newfound freedom with Davis' group. "Charcoal Blues" is the most traditional piece in the set but nevertheless gives us a sense of his more independent leanings. Also included are two takes of the graceful ballad "Virgo," a classic Shorter composition.
- Country of Origin
- Blue Note
- Studio / Live
- Wayne Shorter
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Night Dreamer
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Oriental Folk Song
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Virgo
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Black Nile
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Charcoal Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Armegeddon
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Virgo - (alternate take, bonus track)
- EMI Music Distribution
- 47m 57s
- Video Disabled
- Rudy VanGelder
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