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Second Genesis

28 Mar 2006 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 28 Mar 2006
  • Label: Charly Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2006 Charly Records
  • Total Length: 35:15
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  • ASIN: B001GM6ISE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 463,401 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Collector on 20 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
This 1960 set was to have been Wayne Shorter's second album as a leader, following on from his "debut" release for VeeJay, "Introducing" recorded the previous year. Exactly why it remained unissued until the early 1970s remains a mystery. Certainly it wasn't on musical grounds, as the record is among the high spots of Wayne's pre-"Night Dreamer" discography.

It is also captures something of a young artist in transition. Shorter's somewhat quirky style is already recognisable; the hollow tone, the scooping upward to those glacial high notes, the sometimes bleak articulation all betray the influence of Coltrane but his improvised line sometimes offer a reminder that Shorter was, for all his idiosyncraticies, a product of the Hard Bop school. There are times on "Getting To Know You" - typical of New York jazzmens takes on corny showtunes of the day - when his solo takes routes that, if mellower in tone, would sound identical to Hank Mobley.

Elsewhere, Getz and even Warne Marsh are recalled. The gentle balladry of "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and Shorter's own "The Albatross" might even confuse a blindfold test victim.

Where Shorter is indisputably his own man is his compositions. "Pay As You Go" is typical of Wayne's writing for the Jazz Messengers of the day, and Messenger boss himself Art Blakey is featured on "Mr. Chairman".

Newcomers to Shorter's work will, of course, be directed to his classic Blue Note albums ("Speak No Evil", "JuJu", "The All Seeing Eye" etc.) and his work with Miles Davis mid-sixties quintet, but long-term Shorter fans will find this early set a fascinating glimse of where it all came from.

Also recommended in this vein is Shorter's jazz debut recording from 1959, "Kelly Great", again made for VeeJay, under the leadership of pianist Wynton Kelly.
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