Wayne Shorter: Night Dreamer

Track

Night Dreamer

Artist

Wayne Shorter (tenor sax)

CD

Night Dreamer (Blue Note)

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Musicians:

Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Lee Morgan (trumpet), McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums).

Composed by Wayne Shorter

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Recorded: April 29, 1964

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Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

This song, one of the many waltzes written by Wayne Shorter, has a tinge to it. Unlike his other 3/4 songs such as "Wild Flower" and "Footprints," this one's chord progression is both challenging and rewarding for the ear. Though the changes are simple, Shorter's gift of melody accelerates the possibilities here. Elvin Jones is nice with the ride cymbal, and McCoy Tyner proves why he was the most in-demand pianist at this time other than Herbie Hancock. This song is a perfect gem on an all-too-neglected album.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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