Wayne Shorter records ‘The Soothsayer’ with Freddie Hubbard, James Spaulding, Mccoy Tyner, Ron Carter & Tony Williams (1965)

Wayne Shorter‘s ‘The Soothsayer’ is his seventh album recorded on March 4, 1965 and released in 1979 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Lost (Wayne Shorter) – 07:20 . 2.Angola (Wayne Shorter) – 04:56 . 3.The Big Push (Wayne Shorter) – 08:23 . 4.The Soothsayer (Wayne Shorter) – 09:40 . 5.Lady Day (Wayne Shorter) – 05:36 . 6.Valse Triste (Jean Sibelius) – 07:45

Musicians : Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet . James Spaulding – Alto Saxophone . Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Ron Carter – Bass . Tony Williams – Drums

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

Package : Michael Cuscuna – Liner Notes

Recorded On March 4, 1965 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released 1979 By Blue Note.

(Source Wayne Shorter – The Soothsayer | Official website)


The Soothsayer wasn’t released until the late ’70s. Listening to the album, it is hard to believe because it ranks with the best of his works from this incredibly fertile period. Shorter has been called Davis’ “idea man,” and the creativity and thoughtfulness that earned him that moniker are quite evident here. […]

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The closing track, “Valse Triste”, is a truly remarkable jazz reading of the Jean Sibelius classical composition reworked to a latin inspired rhythm. Wayne Shorter had used this piece as a basis for his “Dance Cadaverous” on his album “Speak No Evil” and it is revealing to compare the two results. […]

All About Jazz
There was an embarrassment of Shorter riches aroundand The Soothsayer was initially shelved to make way for the release of the more structurally adventurous The All Seeing Eye (Blue Note, 1965). […]


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