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Wayne Shorter - Night Dreamer (1964)

Updated: Jan 4

Wayne Shorter- Night Dreamer

(Blue Note)

Released November 1964

Recorded April 19, 1964

Night Dreamer, Wayne Shorter's 1964 debut album as a Blue Note bandleader, features a stellar lineup-Lee Morgan (trumpet), McCoy Tyner (piano) Reggie Workman (bass), and Elvin Jones (drums) The album, marked by innovation and sophistication, showcases Shorter's powerful saxophone and compositional skills. All tracks display intricate improvisations and thematic richness. Shorter's take on the blues in "Charcoal Blues" and the profound "Armageddon'' highlight his diverse musical approach. The album remains a pivotal work in Shorter's influential career, exemplifying his impact on jazz exploration and composition.  

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