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.