RELEASE
2002
LABEL
Charly Records
GENRES
Jazz, Hard Bop

Album Review

Charly reissues Wayne Shorter's early Vee Jay material in fine CD sound. These sides contain a mix of Shorter's original compositions -- his earliest recordings of them as a leader -- and a curious batch of covers including a fine "Black Orpheus," a radical "Mack the Knife," and the Rodgers & Hart ballad "I Didn't Know What Time It Was." "Down in the Depths" has a killer frontline that includes Lee Morgan. Some of the Shorter tunes found here are simply stunning and it's no wonder Miles Davis snapped him up soon after. This is an excellent example of his gift.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Ruby and the Pearlhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ruby-and-the-pearl/id799745178?i=799745224&uo=5
  2. Pay as You Gohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pay-as-you-go/id799745178?i=799745239&uo=5
  3. Devil's Islandhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/devils-island/id799745178?i=799745253&uo=5
  4. I Hear a Rhapsody (feat. Art Blakey & Lee Morgan)http://itunes.apple.com/album/i-hear-rhapsody-feat.-art/id799745178?i=799745386&uo=5
  5. Pug Nosehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pug-nose/id799745178?i=799745456&uo=5
  6. Dead Endhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dead-end/id799745178?i=799745462&uo=5
  7. All or Nothing At Allhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/all-or-nothing-at-all/id799745178?i=799745463&uo=5
  8. Tenderfoothttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tenderfoot/id799745178?i=799745464&uo=5
  9. Mack the Knifehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mack-the-knife/id799745178?i=799745465&uo=5
  10. I Didn't Know What Time It Washttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-didnt-know-what-time-it-was/id799745178?i=799745466&uo=5
  11. Harry's Last Standhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/harrys-last-stand/id799745178?i=799745473&uo=5
  12. Second Genesishttp://itunes.apple.com/album/second-genesis/id799745178?i=799745474&uo=5
  13. Down in the Depthshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/down-in-the-depths/id799745178?i=799745475&uo=5
  14. Black Diamondhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/black-diamond/id799745178?i=799745477&uo=5
  15. You Don't Know What Love Is (feat. Art Blakey & Lee Morgan)http://itunes.apple.com/album/you-dont-know-what-love-is/id799745178?i=799745478&uo=5
  16. Getting to Know Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/getting-to-know-you/id799745178?i=799745551&uo=5
  17. Powder Keghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/powder-keg/id799745178?i=799745556&uo=5
  18. Invitation (feat. Art Blakey & Lee Morgan)http://itunes.apple.com/album/invitation-feat.-art-blakey/id799745178?i=799745578&uo=5
  19. The Albatrosshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-albatross/id799745178?i=799745582&uo=5
  20. Wayning Momentshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wayning-moments/id799745178?i=799745595&uo=5
  21. Moon of Manakoorahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/moon-of-manakoora/id799745178?i=799745639&uo=5
  22. Mister Chairmanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mister-chairman/id799745178?i=799745677&uo=5
  23. Pisces (feat. Art Blakey, Lee Morgan & the Jazz Messenger)http://itunes.apple.com/album/pisces-feat.-art-blakey-lee/id799745178?i=799745681&uo=5
  24. Blues à la Cartehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/blues-a-la-carte/id799745178?i=799745773&uo=5
  25. Up Jumped Spring (feat. Art Blakey & Freddie Hubbard)http://itunes.apple.com/album/up-jumped-spring-feat.-art/id799745178?i=799745774&uo=5
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