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Wayning Moments is the third album by saxophonist Wayne Shorter and the final album for Vee-Jay Records, showcasing Wayne playing bop and hard bop with Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Higgins, Jymie Merritt and Marshall Thompson. CD reissues added alternate takes of the eight tracks that appeared on the original album.

Wayning Moments
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Studio album by
Released1962
Recorded2 and 6 November 1961
StudioUniversal Recorders, Chicago
GenreBop, hard bop, post-bop
Length32:19 original LP
67:27 CD reissue
LabelVee-Jay
VJLP 3029
ProducerSid McCoy
Wayne Shorter chronology
Second Genesis
(1960)
Wayning Moments
(1962)
Night Dreamer
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Wayne Shorter except where noted.

  1. "Black Orpheus" [Take 4] (Bonfá, Jobim) – 4:35
  2. "Devil's Island" [Take 8] – 3:56
  3. "Moon of Manakoora" [Take 2] (Loesser, Newman) – 3:45
  4. "Dead End" [Take 8] – 4:35
  5. "Wayning Moments" [Take 2] (Higgins) – 4:22
  6. "Powder Keg" [Take 5] – 3:14
  7. "All or Nothing at All" [Take 3] (Altman, Lawrence) – 2:58
  8. "Callaway Went That-A-Way" [Take 3] – 4:54

Bonus tracks on CD

  1. "Black Orpheus" [Take 3] – 4:43
  2. "Devil's Island" [Take 7] – 4:00
  3. "Moon of Manakoora" [Take 1] – 4:50
  4. "Dead End" [Take 7] – 4:40
  5. "Wayning Moments" [Take 3] – 6:19
  6. "Powder Keg" [Take 1] – 3:38
  7. "All or Nothing at All" [Take 2] – 2:59
  8. "Callaway Went That-A-Way" [Take 1] – 3:59

Note

  • Recorded on November 2 (1, 4, 7-9, 12, 15-16) and 6 (2-3, 5-6, 10-11, 13-14), 1961.

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Loewy, Steve. "Wayning Moments – Wayne Shorter | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011.