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Last week's Night Lights show, which takes a look at recordings that trumpeter Lee Morgan and saxophonist Wayne Shorter made together, is now up for online listening: http://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/shorter-lee-lee-morgan-wayne-shorter/
The Wayne Shorter Songbook http://www.sinewaves.it/jazz/shorter-wayne.jpg We're doing a birthday tribute to Wayne Shorter this week, focusing on music that he wrote for Art Blakey, Miles Davis, and himself in the 1960s...more at the above link, including videos of Shorter performing his own compositions with Blakey and Davis. Broadcast times around the country here (under "carriage".) The program will be http://archived for online listening Monday morning. Next week: "The Horace Silver Songbook."
I came across mention of this performance near the end of Curt Bianchi’s new Weather Report biography Elegant People—August 2, 2007, in Hungary, with Wayne joining Joe onstage at what would prove to be Zawinul’s next-to-last concert. Six weeks later he was dead. They do a duet of “In A Silent Way”:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beginnings-Wayne-Shorter/dp/B00D8QLTJY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_m_h__3 The Wayne Shorter Blue Note thread reminded me of how much i love 'Introducing Wayne Shorter', so i went searching for copies of Second Genesis and Wayning Moments, his other two VeeJay releases. I stumbled across this Proper box, released August 2013. The set includes the aforementioned three albums, and is padded out with tracks from Wynton Kelly's Kelly Great, The Young Lions, and several Blakey albums (from what i can tell: The Big Beat, A Night In Tunisia, Caravan, Mosaic, Jazz Messengers!!!!!, Like Someone in Love, Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World). ANIT and Mosaic appear to appear in full, selections from the other albums vary from one track to a few. For me i really just want Second Genesis and Wayning moments, and at the price including postage it is cheaper than the average full priced new release for me. Of the Blakey stuff featured i only have ANIT; i can't see myself collecting the other full albums at this point so although a 'compilation' is less than ideal i actually find the padding here kind of appealing. From what i can see the majority of the selections are Shorter compositions and those are the tracks i usually find most appealing on the Shorter/Blakey albums i've heard, although i'm sure i'll be missing out on some good stuff here. The key for me is still getting those two Shorter VeeJays that i don't have. So, quite tempting for me. Only issue for me is the whole ripping off of other labels thing. Anyone care to share their thoughts?