Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wayne Shorter - Moto Grosso Feio (1970)

In which Mr. Shorter takes several fellow Miles Davis alumni and sets the controls for the heart of the sun. Blue Note responds by keeping it in the vault for four years (releasing it after Weather Report became popular) and forgetting about it thereafter.

This came out on CD on the One Way records reissue label about 20 years ago, but is long out of print now.

A1: Moto Grosso Feio (12:30)
A2: Montezuma (7:54)
B1: Antiqua (5:26)
B2: Vera Cruz (5:15)
B3: Iska (11:26)

All compositions by Wayne Shorter, except Vera Cruz, which is by Milton Nascimento
Recorded August 26, 1970 at Air Studios, New York City.
Produced by Duke Pearson

Wayne Shorter: soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
John McLaughlin: 12 string guitar
Miroslav Vitouš: bass (uncredited on album cover but mentioned as part of sessions in liner notes)
Ron Carter: bass, cello
Jack DeJohnette: drums, thumb piano
Chick Corea: marimba, drums, percussion
Micheline Pelzer (credited as Michelin Prell): drums, percussion
Dave Holland: acoustic guitar, bass

[personnel credits copied and pasted from Wikipedia]

Blue Note, 1974. Cat # BN-LA014-G

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  1. Fantastic! And Wayne is composing and playing better than ever now...

  2. let me tell you something: the time and care with which you've taken in sharing this

    masterpiece is deeply appreciated. excellent work, friend!

    many, many thanks.

  3. Thank you so much...a fabulous selection!

  4. This is great. Thank you so much!!