Night Dreamer
                Recording Date:
                    April 29, 1964

                   Elvin Jones          D
                   Lee Morgan         TP
                   Wayne Shorter    TS
                   McCoy Tyner        P
                   Reggie Workman  B 


Review by Scott Yanow
Tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter's Blue Note debut found him well prepared to enter the big time. With an impressive quintet that includes trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Elvin Jones, Shorter performed a well-rounded program consisting of five of his originals (this CD reissue adds an alternate take of "Virgo") plus an adaptation of an "Oriental Folk Song." Whether it be the brooding title cut, the Coltranish ballad "Virgo" or the jams on "Black Nile" and "Charcoal Blues," this is a memorable set of high-quality and still fresh music.

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