Remastered & Reissued as Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Alfred Lion recorded many superb tenor saxophonist’s through the years including Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Tina Brooks and Joe Henderson. However, by any measure Wayne Shorter must be considered one of the the most original and advanced voices on his instrument. In addition to his playing skill, Wayne Shorter is equally acclaimed as one of the most brilliant composers in jazz.
Wayne’s improvising style and complex yet magical compositions, were entirely his own. After an important association with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Shorter, in 1964 became a member of Miles Davis’ second great quintet (also featuring Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams). Right about this time in 1964 Shorter recorded Juju, with (instead of his associates in the Davis’ band) the band of John Coltrane at that time, the great McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and poly-rhythmic sensation Elvin Jones on drums.
Juju is a bold statement that pointed towards the future of jazz. In addition to the playing of this stellar musical cast contains such brilliant Shorter compositions as "House Of Jade," "Mahjong," "Yes Or No" and "Twelve More Bars To Go.” Juju is a not-to-be-missed look into the amazing talent of Wayne Shorter.
Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)
McCoy Tyner (piano)
Reginald Workman (bass)
Elvin Jones (drums)
• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
• All year long Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more
Wayne Shorter Juju Track Listing:
3. House of Jade
5. Yes Or No
6. Twelve More Bars To Go