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Wayne Shorter – Native Dancer (1974) [Japanese Reissue 2000] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Wayne Shorter – Native Dancer (1974) [Japanese Reissue 2000]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:26 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,75 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 851 MB
Genre: Jazz

Some jazz purists would say that Wayne Shorter went downhill in the 1970s, when he passionately embraced electric jazz-fusion and co-led the innovative Weather Report with Joe Zawinul. But remember: Those are the same people who also claim that Miles Davis’ stunning Bitches Brew has no value and that Chick Corea’s visionary Return to Forever was a complete waste — so it’s hard to take their opinions seriously. The fact is that the 1970s were a highly productive time for Shorter, and it wasn’t until the 1980s that the tenor and soprano saxophonist really declined creatively. One of Shorter’s best-selling albums from the 1970s was Native Dancer, a Brazilian-oriented jazz-fusion masterpiece that boasts Herbie Hancock on acoustic piano and electric keyboards, and employs such Brazilian talent as singer Milton Nascimento (a superstar in Brazil) and percussionist Airto Moreira. Everything on this melodic, consistently lyrical effort is a jewel, and that includes Hancock’s “Joanna’s Theme” as well as pieces by Nascimento (“From the Lonely Afternoons,” “Ponta de Areia,” “Tarde,” “Lilia,” and “Miracle of the Fishes”) and by Shorter himself (“Ana Maria,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Diana”). Reissued on SACD, Native Dancer is clearly among Shorter’s most essential albums.

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Wayne Shorter – The Soothsayer (1965/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wayne Shorter – The Soothsayer (1965/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:19 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Blue Note Records

Originally released as Blue Note LT-988

“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you’ve set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder’s studio!” – Blue Note President, Don Was.

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Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil (1964/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil (1964/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:13 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | © Blue Note Records

Music legend Wayne Shorter has composed some of music’s most memorable tunes. His seminal classic, Speak No Evil, features guest appearances by heavyweights Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard and Elvin Jones. This evocative listen with its subtle layers features a series of long tones allowing for rich harmonies to develop. Showcasing his compositional ingenuity, the album’s title track has become a staple in the jazz repertoire. Influencing countless musicians that followed, Speak No Evil was one of Shorter’s finest solo efforts and is essential for any collection.

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Wayne Shorter – Night Dreamer (1964/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wayne Shorter – Night Dreamer (1964/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:54 minutes | 1,71 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Blue Note Records

Night Dreamer is Wayne Shorter’s fourth album, recorded and released in 1964. The legendary tenor saxophonist is joined by a star-studded lineup: Lee Morgan on trumpet, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman, and Elvin Jones on drums. This well-rounded Blue Note debut is comprised of all Shorter originals, and is a classic outing from an historic tenor player.

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Wayne Shorter – Juju (1964/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wayne Shorter – Juju (1964/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:15 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | © Blue Note Records

Juju is Wayne Shorter’s 1964 classic. Within this undeniable masterwork, the influences of John Coltrane are evident. The recording, his second as a bandleader for Blue Note Records, highlights his unmatched virtuosity. Performing with artistic sensitivity, the album features pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reginald Workman and drummer Elvin Jones. This is the same rhythm section Coltrane utilized for his 1961 album Africa/Brass. The quartet not only showcases their thrilling chemistry but also their riveting solo talents, performing Shorter originals including “House Of Jade,” “Mahjong,” “Juju” and many more. The album is an essential document of Wayne Shorter’s compositional genius.

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Wayne Shorter – EMANON (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Wayne Shorter – EMANON (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 02:07:14 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Blue Note Records

Wayne Shorter was 15 when he first wrote and Illustrated his first comic book in blue ballpoint pen. That was in 1949, and Shorter has traveled great distances since, becoming an influential saxophonist, a 10-time Grammy winner and one of the most highly regarded composers in modern jazz. But as any fan of Shorter’s can attest, he has held onto his teenage fixation with superheroes and sci-fi, as well as the comic book arts – so it’s fitting that his highly anticipated next release, Emanon, released on Blue Note includes an original graphic novel — a cosmic-heroic odyssey written by Shorter with help from the screenwriter Monica Sly, and featuring art by Randy DuBurke — along with three albums of new music. With Emanon, Wayne Shorter shares his artistic multiverse. Everyone will create his or her own experience with the novel and music—but be prepared for that experience to involve the unknown.

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Wayne Shorter – Etcetera {Et Cetera} (1965/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wayne Shorter – Etcetera {Et Cetera} (1965/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:13 minutes | 1,55 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Blue Note Records

Recorded in 1965 but not released until 1980, Et Cetera holds its own against the flurry of albums Wayne Shorter released during the mid-‘60s, a time when he was at the peak of his powers.

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Wayne Shorter – Super Nova (1969/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wayne Shorter – Super Nova (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 37:58 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Blue Note Records

“Super Nova” is the twelfth album by Wayne Shorter, recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label. The album features five originals by Shorter and an arrangement of “Dindi” by Antônio Carlos Jobim. “Water Babies”, “Capricorn” and “Sweet Pea” were originally recorded in a more traditional jazz setting in 1967 during the sessions with the Second Miles Davis Quintet that would be released in 1976 on the album “Water Babies”. Chick Corea appears on drums rather than his typical role as a keyboardist.

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Wayne Shorter – Odyssey Of Iska (1971/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wayne Shorter – Odyssey Of Iska (1971/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:12 minutes | 1,42 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Blue Note (BLU)

Odyssey of Iska is the fourteenth album by American jazz composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, released on Blue Note Records in 1971.

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Wayne Shorter – Moto Grosso Feio (1974/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wayne Shorter – Moto Grosso Feio (1974/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:15 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Blue Note (BLU)

Moto Grosso Feio is the thirteenth album by Wayne Shorter, recorded in 1970 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1974. The album features four originals by Shorter and an arrangement of “Vera Cruz” by Milton Nascimento.

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