Wayne Shorter’s ‘High Life’ is an album produced by Marcus Miller and released on October 17, 1995 by Verve.
Track Listing : 1.Children Of The Night (Wayne Shorter) – 07:23 . 2.At The Fair (Wayne Shorter) – 07:29 . 3.Maya (Wayne Shorter) – 05:12 . 4.On The Milky Way Express (Wayne Shorter) – 05:35 . 5.Pandora Awakened (Wayne Shorter) – 06:20 . 6.Virgo Rising (Wayne Shorter) – 06:46 . 7.High Life (Wayne Shorter) – 06:28 . 8.Midnight In Carlotta’S Hair (Wayne Shorter) – 05:54 . 9.Black Swan (In Memory Of Susan Portlynn Romeo) (Wayne Shorter) – 02:04
Musicians : Wayne Shorter – Tenor, Soprano Saxophones . Rachel Z – Piano, Synthesizers . David Gilmore – Electric Guitar . Marcus Miller – Bass Guitar, Bass Clarinet . Will Calhoun – Drums . Terri Lyne Carrington – Drums On (8) . Lenny Castro – Percussion . Airto Moreira – Percussion . Munyungo Jackson – Percussion On (8) . Kevin Ricard – Percussion On (8)
Production : Produced By Marcus Miller . John Hendrickson – Engineer . Bill Schnee – Mixing . Doug Sax – Mastering
Released On October 17, 1995 By Verve.
In fact, his emotional statements and the complexity of the ensembles push this music way above virtually all of the so-called “contemporary jazz” (which is often merely a synonym for jazzy pop) into the idiom of creative music. […]
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Rachel Z.’s cheeesy synth tones (which sound like factory presets) detract a bit from the experience, but Shorter does get bonus points for using a quote from one of my favorite novels, Lord Dunsany’s The Charwoman’s Shadow, as an epigraph. […]
But he also has a flair for long form composition. “High Life” is a celebration of the latter. It’s densely orchestrated, with REAL strings, REAL woodwindsand some synthesizers and percussion. […]