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Wayne Shorter with Art Blakey, 1964

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I enjoy Wayne Shorter's 1964 Blue Note albums as a leader very much. It occurs to me that I'm a little vague about his work with Art Blakey in the 1963-64 time frame.

Can anyone recommend just an album or two of Blakey's when Wayne was in the group from that time period?

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Yep, all of those above. Not a dud one in there!

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Mosaic was recorded in 1961, I think?

Correct.

Shorter was with Blakey from 1959 to 1964, when he joined Miles Davis' quintet.

Edited by J.A.W.

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If I had to pick two of the above (excluding Mosaic), they'd be Free for All & Ugetsu.

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There is also Buhaina's Delight, Caravan & Golden Boy

But I guess since you said just two, that'd be Indestructible & Free For All.

Never heard Kyoto but Ugetsu never really grabbed me.

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Thanks guys! I'm pretty sure that I picked up Indestructible! from a bargain bin at Borders ten years ago, but have never opened it up. I'll put Free For All and Ugetsu on my Amazon wish list.

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"Free For All" is ESSENTIAL. You don't want to be without it.

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indestructible! has to be the most un-talked about blue note album in history. i never see it, on any format, or hear any chatter about it

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indestructible! has to be the most un-talked about blue note album in history. i never see it, on any format, or hear any chatter about it

I prefer it to Free For All myself.

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indestructible! has to be the most un-talked about blue note album in history. i never see it, on any format, or hear any chatter about it

I have it on both vinyl and CD.

I have a soft spot for "Calling Miss Khadija".

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indestructible! has to be the most un-talked about blue note album in history. i never see it, on any format, or hear any chatter about it

I have it on both vinyl and CD.

I have a soft spot for "Calling Miss Khadija".

it is a great album!

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yes, free for all is a very good and failproof choice.

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By all means, get FREE FOR ALL. It will blow you away! My personal second choice would be MOSAIC, but you won't be disappointed by any of the others mentioned here.

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Mosaic was recorded in 1961, I think?

My very 1st Blakey album and still my favorite. "Children of the Night", "Mosaic", "Arabia", fantastic session!!

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You'll be hard pressed to find a more intense Blakey performance than the title cut on "Free for All."

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Congratulate me!

I was going through a box of unopened CDs this evening, and found both Indestructible! and Ugetsu. So I pulled them both out and put them aside. I'll open one of them within the next couple of days.

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Congratulations. I predict you'll like both.

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