Wayne Shorter records his ninth album : ‘The All Seeing Eye’ with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock et al (1965)

Wayne Shorter‘s ‘The All Seeing Eye’ is his ninth album recorded on October 15, 1965 and released the same year by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.The All Seeing Eye (Wayne Shorter) – 10:32 . 2.Genesis (Wayne Shorter) – 11:44 . 3.Chaos (Wayne Shorter) – 06:56 . 4.Face Of The Deep (Wayne Shorter) – 05:29 . 5.Mephistopheles (Alan Shorter) – 09:40

Musicians : Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone . Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet, Flugelhorn . Grachan Moncur Iii – Trombone . James Spaulding – Alto Saxophone . Herbie Hancock – Piano . Ron Carter – Bass . Joe Chambers – Drums . Alan Shorter – Flugelhorn On (5)

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

Package : Francis Wolff – Cover Photo . Takao Ogawa – Liner Notes . Reid Miles – Cover Design . Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Bob Blumenthal – Liner Notes

Recorded On October 15, 1965 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1965 By Blue Note.

(Source Wayne Shorter‘s ‘The All Seeing Eye’ | Official Site)


his music belongs the magic realm where jazz becomes what the critic Whitney Balliett (of whom I am well-known to be a long-standing admirer) once called “the sound of surprise”. In a swipe more against jazz critics, another jazz critic wrote of this album. […]

All About Jazz
It’s an ambitious suite dealing with the omniscience of Godand it seems to represent Shorter reaching beyond himself, beyond the limits of even his most daring and extraordinary work. […]

nathanten @ RateYourMusic
In many ways The All Seeing Eye feels like the most fleshed-out and comprehensive composition of Wayne Shorter‘s career. The playing is all uniformly stellar, the music veers into places and dark corners you don’t expect jazz to necessarily go […]


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