recorded by the Jazz Messengers in 1961 and frequently featured on their set lists back in the day. This CD has been getting great airplay for an indie release - heck, there is not even the name of a record company on the disk, just a web site (www.jbjazz.com) - and I can understand why. This is solid hard-bop music, played with consummate skill. Blakey would be pleased.
Children Of The Night" appeared frequently on set lists for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers during Wayne Shorter’s tenure as artistic director in the early to mid-1960s, albeit in a form that bears little resemblance to this 1995 reworking. The album, Shorter’s first for Verve Records, is a heavily engineered session that is a milestone in his transition from almost entirely synthesized efforts in the 1980s to his subsequent work with an acoustic quartet. Bearing the mark of producer Marcus Miller in its backbeat and electric bass- heavy arrangement, the piece is extraordinary in its abstraction on the original melody, carefully crafted orchestral accompaniments and Shorter’s dubbed horn lines and emotional solo statements.
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