Wayne Shorter: Adam's Apple


Adam's Apple


Wayne Shorter (tenor sax)


Adam's Apple (Blue Note)

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Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Joe Chambers (drums).

Composed by Wayne Shorter


Recorded: February 3, 1966


Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

On this R&B-influenced song, Wayne Shorter shows his diversity, as does the rest of the band. The song is perfect for Herbie Hancock, who excels on this blues-based form. The 24-bar form has only six chords, but it's the perfect launching pad for the solos. This might one of the easier among Wayne's tunes, yet it stands out as the sort of simple, effective blues that was common during the '60s. I might even go so far as to say this song has a touch of Motown to it.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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