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Most interesting/favorite 'Wayne Shorter' BN

Most interesting/favorite 'Wayne Shorter' BN   123 members have voted

  1. 1. Most interesting/favorite 'Wayne Shorter' BN

    • Night Dreamer
      12
    • JuJu
      7
    • Speak No Evil
      29
    • The Soothsayer
      1
    • Etcetera
      20
    • The All Seeing Eye
      7
    • Adam's Apple
      12
    • Schizophrenia
      4
    • Super Nova
      2
    • Moto Grosso Feio / Odyssey of Iska (recorded the same day)
      5

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Gonna have to give this one some thought too.

Depending on the day of the week, I could pick almost anything from "The Soothsayer" through "Schizophrenia". I usually say "All Seeing Eye" without thinking much about it, but I'm not so sure that's really my favorite. "Etcetera" is a strong contender for me too.

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this is something i am gonna keep an eye on.

i only have The All Seeing Eye.

:)

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Well, I lead it off with "Night Dreamer", if you don't mind! B)

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hard choice this one but Adam's Apple gets my vote. love the playing by all and some great tunes.

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About as difficult as asking for my favourite type of beer but by a gnats whisker it has to be..... Schizophrenia !

:party:

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damn ....... messed up with the voting jiggerypokery

:rmad:

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Very difficult between 'Night Dreamer' and 'Speak no Evil'.

Will have to go for 'Night...' because it seems to need the plaudits, and it was my first Wayne BN. Elvin is awesome on both, so I can't use that as a distinguishing criterion!

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I voted for Schizophrenia. Then I voted for Schizophrenia.

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Adam´s apple: a total masterpiece, because both the playing and the compositions

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Adam´s apple: a total masterpiece, because both the playing and the compositions

Funny - that's the same reason I voted for "Night Dreamer". B)

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Way too tough to call for this boy. The compositions and execution are so strong on so many that my "favorite" depends *entirely* on my mood.

Edited by James

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This one is impossible to answer. I had to select one so I chose "Juju," but I could easily have selected four or five others. "Adam's Apple" is a current favorite right now. Shorter was so consistent that it is unfair to select any single cd. It would be like trying to pick a favorite Grant Green. (OK, Tom, your next poll...) B)

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I've enjoyed most of Wayne's BN work, with the exception of "Super Nova" and "Moto Grosso Feio." Those two haven't grown on me yet. I'm not into his soprano work as much, to be sure.

Having said that, I voted for "The All Seeing Eye." The compositions are adventurous, and I think having a larger ensemble contributes to the overall energy of the album. When I think of Wayne Shorter, this is always the first album I go for.

I recently made mp3's of all my Wayne Shorter BN albums so I can listen to them more. I recently bought "Night Dreamer," and have never really given "Juju" and "The Soothsayer" the attention they deserve. They'll be on the mp3 player playlist for a while. :)

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Etc. got my vote. I thought for a while and decided I liked all the records with Joe Chambers more than the others.

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Wonderful as they all are, 'Speak No Evil' gets my vote. Definitely one of my all time top ten Blue Note's.

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I usually say "All Seeing Eye" without thinking much about it, but I'm not so sure that's really my favorite. "Etcetera" is a strong contender for me too.

I gave "Etcetera" a spin today, and I listened to "All Seeing Eye" last week at least three times.

I gave the nod to "Etcetera", but it was a very close race. You're right Chuck, about Joe Chambers being a monster on the more 'creative' dates. (In fact, I was gonna let that influence my vote, until I remembered that Joe was on both "Etc." and "ASE"!!)

I think Joe's almost my favorite Blue Note "House Drummer" from the 60's, with Elvin a close second.

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My two favorites would be Speak No Evil and JuJu in that order.

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'Night dreamer'. one of my favorite BN.

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Gotta go with Ju Ju. It was the first disc of Wayne's that I heard and still my sentimental favorite. I must have spun that disc five times in a row when I first got it.

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Moto Grosso Feio and Odyssey of Iska were *not* recorded on the same day, no matter what the liner notes to Moto Grosso say.

When they dug this session up, Wayne remembered the date as being 8/26/70, but I think he was confusing it with Odyssey. I believe the BN bible gives a date of April 1970 for Moto Grosso Feio.

Bertrand.

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I listen to Etcetera the most often of Wayne Shorter BN dates.

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Had to flip a coin between Etc. and Speak No Evil, but Speak gets the nod because it moves me in the same way that Maiden Voyage does, with "Dance Cadaverous" being the one that gets me every time.

Man, these polls are a lot of fun!

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Adams Apple gets my vote and I can't wait till it comes out in the RVG edition. All of Wayne's output is excellent. He is even better live.

I enjoy all of his work but I go back to this one most often....

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I find it interesting that I nearly voted for "Speak No Evil" but chose "Night Music" instead, and right now those two are neck to neck in votes!

I'm a LOT less interested in Shorter's music than I ever have been before, but those two I still enjoy a lot, and I really feel that "Night Music" is the one I like the most. It's just. . . special.

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