Wayne Shorter: Etcetera




Wayne Shorter (tenor sax)


Etcetera (Blue Note CDP 533581)

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Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Cecil McBee (bass), Joe Chambers (drums).

Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, June 14, 1965


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

One of those iconoclastic Shorter compositions that, in many ways, defines an era of jazz. The pieceís opening theme almost seems perfunctory to the exploration of the ensemble that follows. Subtlety reigns as everyone leaves a lot of space for each other, bobbing and weaving through solo sections from all but McBee. Itís somewhat baffling that these recordings from 1965 were not released until 1980.

Reviewer: Frank Murphy

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