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://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fruby-and-the-pearl%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745224%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Pay as You Gohttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fpay-as-you-go%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745239%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Devil's Islandhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fdevils-island%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745253%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. I Hear a Rhapsody (feat. Art Blakey & Lee Morgan)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fi-hear-rhapsody-feat.-art%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745386%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Pug Nosehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fpug-nose%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745456%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Dead Endhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fdead-end%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745462%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. All or Nothing At Allhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fall-or-nothing-at-all%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745463%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Tenderfoothttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftenderfoot%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745464%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Mack the Knifehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmack-the-knife%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745465%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. I Didn't Know What Time It Washttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fi-didnt-know-what-time-it-was%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745466%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Harry's Last Standhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fharrys-last-stand%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745473%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Second Genesishttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsecond-genesis%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745474%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Down in the Depthshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fdown-in-the-depths%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745475%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Black Diamondhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fblack-diamond%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745477%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. You Don't Know What Love Is (feat. Art Blakey & Lee Morgan)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fyou-dont-know-what-love-is%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745478%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Getting to Know Youhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fgetting-to-know-you%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745551%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. Powder Keghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fpowder-keg%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745556%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. Invitation (feat. Art Blakey & Lee Morgan)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Finvitation-feat.-art-blakey%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745578%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. The Albatrosshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-albatross%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745582%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. Wayning Momentshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwayning-moments%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745595%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. Moon of Manakoorahttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmoon-of-manakoora%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745639%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. Mister Chairmanhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmister-chairman%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745677%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  23. Pisces (feat. Art Blakey, Lee Morgan & the Jazz Messenger)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fpisces-feat.-art-blakey-lee%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745681%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  24. Blues à la Cartehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fblues-a-la-carte%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745773%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  25. Up Jumped Spring (feat. Art Blakey & Freddie Hubbard)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fup-jumped-spring-feat.-art%252Fid799745178%253Fi%253D799745774%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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