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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: | 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.

Originally recorded in 1965, Soothsayer might be one of those underrated classics that you only know about (if you know about it). Recorded with a superb line up and featuring powerful and emotional interplay between Shorter and the rest of sextet, Soothsayer is a magical session not to be missed. “Angola” and the title track feature some bombastic sections from Shorter, Williams and Hubbard. While “Lady Day” is a lovely and romantic tribute to Billie Holiday executed with sublime musicianship. Soothsayer was one of a series of albums Shorter had recorded during a highly prolific period in the mid-sixties. Along with Shorter playing in Miles Davis’ group and various other factors, Soothsayer’s official release didn’t happen until the late ’70s. But it is still considered an excellent document of Wayne Shorter immense vision and creativity.

01 – Lost
02 – Angola
03 – The Big Push
04 – The Soothsayer
05 – Lady Day
06 – Valse Triste

Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet
James Spaulding – Alto Saxophone
McCoy Tyner – Piano
Ron Carter – Bass
Tony Williams – Drums

Recorded March 4, 1965 in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ


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