Wayne Shorter records ‘Night Dreamer’ with Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones (1964)

Wayne Shorter‘s ‘Night Dreamer’ is his fourth album recorded on April 29, 1964, with a quintet including Lee Morgan, McCoy Tynerr, Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones and released the same year by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Night Dreamer (Wayne Shorter) – 07:18 . 2.Oriental Folk Song (Wayne Shorter) – 06:54 . 3.Virgo (Wayne Shorter) – 07:09 . 4.Black Nile (Wayne Shorter) – 06:29 . 5.Charcoal Blues (Wayne Shorter) – 06:54 . 6.Armageddon (Wayne Shorter) – 06:22

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

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Francis Wolff – Cover Photograph

Recorded On April 29, 1964 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1964 By Blue Note.

(Source Wayne Shorter‘s ‘Night Dreamer’ | Official Website)


All About Jazz
And so, in a way, Night Dreamer is a transitional record, but a classic one nonetheless. While Shorter remained within more traditional boundaries, his sparer style, with every note considered and yet sounding unconsidered, was beginning to emerge […]

Wondering Sound
The music is both bluesier and more meditative than Coltrane’s contemporaneous work, though, sacrificing furrowed-brow intensity for Zenlike swing. […]

Piero Scaruffi |
Lee Morgan on trumpet, McCoy Tynerr on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and Elvin Jones on drums (Jones and Tyner being both members of the Coltrane quartet) helped him sculpt the lyrical, waltzing Night Dreamer, the romantic ballad Virgoand the sophisticated harmonies of Black Nile and Armageddon on Night Dreamer (april 1964). […]


Wayne Shorter‘s ‘Night Dreamer’


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