Alfred Lion recorded many superb tenor saxophonist's through the years including Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Tina Brooks and Joe Henderson. However, by any measure Wayne Shorter must be considered one of the the most original and advanced voices on his instrument. In addition to his playing skill, Wayne Shorter is equally acclaimed as one of the most brilliant composers in jazz. Wayne's improvising style and complex yet magical compositions, were entirely his own.
After an important association with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Shorter, in 1964 became a member of Miles Davis' second great quintet (also featuring Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams.) Right about this time in 1964 Shorter recorded Ju Ju, with (instead of his associates in the Davis' band) the band of John Coltrane at that time, the great McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and poly-rhythmic sensation Elvin Jones on drums.
Juju is a bold statement that pointed towards the future of jazz. Ju Ju, in addition to the playing of this stellar musical cast contains such brilliant Shorter compositions as "House Of Jade," "Mahjong," "Yes Or No" and "Twelve More Bars To Go." Juju is a not-to-be-missed look into the amazing talent of Wayne Shorter.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.See more Wayne Shorter records here