Thursday, March 02, 2023

A moment from “Juju”, by Wayne Shorter (1933-2023)

On 3 August 1964, Wayne Shorter (1933-2023) took his tenor saxophone to Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, not far from his hometown of Newark. There, he recorded six of his compositions with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Elvin Jones. One way to pay homage to his long career as a composer and improviser (on his own albums, with Miles Davis, and with Weather Report, among many other things) is to listen to "Juju", the title cut of the album they recorded that day, and hear the explosiveness of Shorter's return to the main melody at the 6:15 point, at the end of Jones's drum solo. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 2 March 2023)


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