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Wayne Shorter, Milton Nascimento – Native Dancer (Speakers Corner)

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Ships from: Melbourne


The record company Columbia deserves credit for providing Wayne Shorter with studio and money in 1974 to realise such a complex production. Whether the expenses were recovered through the sale may be doubted. But there were pop giants with higher circulation who were signed in the 70s ...

Wayne Shorter dared to write five compositions by Milton Nascimento for the LP, wrote three pieces himself, one Herbie Hancock contributed. Apart from Herbie Hancock and Airto Moreira, the musicians are unknown, but are perfectly able to integrate and contribute their own music.

What fascinates about music is the beauty of the themes, the relationship to Brazilian folk music. Wayne Shorter emphasises in the liner-notes the authenticity and seriousness that was omnipresent in the studio during the recordings. This can be heard and felt in every second even after almost half a century. Therefore the "Native Dancer" should find its place in your collection next to "Speak No Evil" and "Supernova". Anyway, Wayne Shorter is always right; you can buy his records blind.

Recording: 1975 at Village Recorders Studios, Los Angeles, by Robert Fraboni
Production: Jim Price


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Release details

Label: Columbia, Speakers Corner Records
Format: LP, Album, Limited Edition, Repress
Units: 1
Country: Europe
Released: 2015
Genre: Jazz
Style: Fusion, Latin Jazz


A1 Ponta De Areia
A2 Beauty And The Beast
A3 Tarde
A4 Miracle Of The Fishes
B1 Diana
B2 From The Lonely Afternoons
B3 Ana Maria
B4 Lilia
B5 Joanna'S Theme