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Wayne Shorter - Introducing Wayne Shorter (Limited Edition, Reissue, Gatefold)

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Introducing Wayne Shorter is the debut album by jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. It was recorded on November 9th & 10th, 1959 at Bell Sound Studios in New York City. It features five Shorter compositions, plus Kurt Weill's "Mack the Knife”, performed by a quintet featuring trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. Shorter played with Morgan in the front line of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers at this time while Kelly, Chambers, and Cobb were the widely celebrated rhythm section with Miles Davis.

The album was released in 1960 by Vee-Jay Records and was also issued later under the title Blues a la Carte. Tracks from this session were included on the 1972 compilation Shorter Moments as well as the 2000 compilation The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan-Wayne Shorter Sessions

On November 10th, Shorter also participated in the recording of the Blakey album Africaine, his first studio session with the Jazz Messengers, which included two of his compositions, one of which was the title track.

Release Info

Label: Jazz Images – 37173
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Gatefold
Country: Europe
Released: 2019
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop


A1 Blues A La Carte
A2 Harry's Last Stand
A3 Down In The Depths
A4 Mama "G"
B1 Pug Nose
B2 Black Diamond
B3 Mack The Knife
B4 Wrinkles

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