Wayne Shorter records his fifth album ‘JuJu’ with Mccoy Tyner, Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones (1964)

Wayne Shorter‘s ‘JuJu’ is his fifth album recorded on August 3, 1964. In 1964 and released the same year by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Juju (Wayne Shorter) – 08:30 . 2.Deluge (Wayne Shorter) – 06:49 . 3.House Of Jade (Wayne Shorter) – 06:49 . 4.Mahjong (Wayne Shorter) – 07:39 . 5.Yes Or No (Wayne Shorter) – 06.34 . 6.Twelve More Bars To Go (Wayne Shorter) – 05:26

Reid Miles

Musicians : Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone . Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Reggie Workman – Bass . Elvin Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Reid Miles asterisques RVM – Cover Photo, Design

Recorded On August 3, 1964 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Released In 1964 By Blue Note.

(Source Wayne Shorter‘s ‘JuJu’ | Official Web Site)


From the African-influenced title track (with its short, hypnotic, repetitive phrases) to the mesmerizing interplay between Tyner and Shorter on “Mahjong,” the album (which is all originals) blooms with ideas, pulling in a world of influences and releasing them again as a series of stunning, complete visions. […]

Benjamin Allen
For me, JuJu is Wayne Shorter’s debutand it’s the first time the inspiring improvisational and compositional genius of the 21st century Wayne Shorter is copasetic with his younger self. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
All the tunes are Shorter’s, but the compositions and his playing are so much like Trane it’s uncanny, both on uptempo pieces like the African-influenced title trackand moody work like “Deluge.” […]


Wayne Shorter‘s ‘JuJu’


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