Wayne Shorter - Alegria

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180g Vinyl Double LP Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
First Release On Vinyl!

Sax player Wayne Shorter performs with Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Alex Acuna and more for this double LP collection of acoustic tracks. 

Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in gatefold  cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.

The ‘Play 33 1/3 LP Series’ is a 1st LP issue project of the masterpiece albums which have never been released on vinyl LP. The albums are released by Universal Music Korea and the heavyweight vinyl LP is pressed in Germany. Khiov designs the project, reforms the original artworks for the LP size and produces the sleeves precisely by handmade. You will have a chance to experience great analogue sounds and to enjoy splendid artworks through the series.

"...As on Footprints Live, Shorter revisits some old tunes from his relative youth, but not nearly in the same way. In "Orbits," which was given a racetrack post-bop run by the Miles Davis Quintet, Shorter slows it way, way down, virtually deconstructing the tune, backed by a quizzical chart for winds and brass...With a wild soprano wail, Shorter leads off the album with his new, absorbing boogaloo "Sacajawea," one that soon morphs into searching, nearly free jazz, with a magisterial solo from the composer. At last, someone in jazz chose to deal with both tunes from Leroy Anderson's Spanish-flavored light classical masterpiece "Serenata" rather than just the lush second subject -- and Shorter decorates them with a complex featherweight orchestration. Though Acuna's bongos pop away in the foreground, Shorter does maintain the melancholy feeling of the familiar aria from Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5" ... As he approached his 70th birthday, this disc seemed to confirm a long-awaited creative Indian summer for Wayne Shorter." - Richard s. Ginell

• Play 33 1/3 Series
• 180g Heavyweight Vinyl
• From Original Master of Universal Music
• Gatefold jacket
• Obi strip
• Insert
• Lacquer cut at SST (Schallplatten Schneid Technik) Bruggemann Germany
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Cover sleeve printed by Khiov in Korea

Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Danilo Perez, piano (A1, B1, C2, D1, D2)
Brad Mehldau, piano (A2, B3, C3)
John Patitucci, bass
Brian Blade, drums (A1, A2, C1, C2, C3, D2)
Terri Lyne Carrington, drums (B1, B3, D1)
Alex Acuna, percussion (B1, B2, B3, D1)
Lew Soloff, trumpet
Chris Gekker, trumpet
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
Jim Pugh, trombone
Steve Davis, trombone
Bruce Eidem, trombone
Papo Vasquez, trombone
Michael Boschen, trombone
Chris Potter, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Charles Curtis, solo cello
Paul Dunkel, flute
Steven Taylor, oboe
Allen Blustine, clarinet, bass clarinet
Frank Morelli, bassoon
John Clark, horn
Stewart Rose, horn
Marcus Rojas, tuba

Side A:

1. Sacajawea
2. Serenata
Side B:
1. Vendiendo Alegria
2. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
3. Angola
Side C:
1. Interlude
2. She Moves Through The Fair (traditional)
3. Orbits
Side D:
1. 12th Century Carol
2. Capricorn II

Additional Information

Record Label Universal (Play 33 1/3)
Music Genre Jazz