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Adam's Apple [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Wayne ShorterAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 2, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B0000BV212
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,339 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! December 20, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Even if you don't have any of his records, you're probably familiar with Wayne Shorter's warm, yet introspective saxophone sound from his work with the Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis. Indeed, despite Wayne's endearing modesty, I don't think I'm alone in feeling that his solos often outshine Miles'.

Adam's Apple, Wayne's fifth album for Blue Note, is probably his most instantly enjoyable among a crop of spectacular recordings. First of all, Wayne is an imaginative and prolific composer. I rate the title track and El Gaucho among his finest tunes. Secondly, this LP has a funky swing guaranteed to set your feet dancing. It's one of those rare modal albums that's rich enough for the seasoned listener, but bops hard enough for the kids. Finally, Wayne is backed by superlative, forward-thinking musicians: Herbie Hancock, Reggie Workman, and Joe Chambers.

The sound quality on this RVG edition is pristine and it boasts a terrific bonus track by Hancock. Don't wait any longer than you have to, this baby merits rush delivery!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Blue Note Record September 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Amongst Wayne Shorter's consistently excellent Blue Note recordings of the mid to late '60's, Speak No Evil gets the nod from most critics as the best record of the period, but I have always preferred the stripped down quartet sessions of Juju and this wonderful album. Joining Shorter (tenor sax only, no soprano) on this disc are Herbie Hancock on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and Joe Chambers on drums. This session followed the classic Blue Note blueprint of the period, mixing the blues and ballads of hard bop with some of the emerging freedom of the period. There's some burning saxophone on the driving title track, abstract balladering of "501 Blues" and the epic soon-to-be-standard "Footprints" which would go on to be one of the most memorable jazz compositions of the post-war period.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A+ for "Adam's Apple" September 13, 2003
Format:Audio CD
"Adam's Apple" finds tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter returning to a quartet setting after the avant-garde, multi-horn experiments of "The All-Seeing Eye" (see my review). Recorded during two sessions in February 1966, the album features Wayne with the rhythm trio of Herbie Hancock on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and Joe Chambers on drums. These players all knew each other well as Wayne and Herbie had been members of the Miles Davis Quintet for more than a year, not to mention their prior Blue Note collaborations. Furthermore, Wayne and Reggie had both been in the Jazz Messengers in the early 60s, and Wayne had partnered with Joe Chambers on his previous two Blue Note sessions. All this added up to a great deal of musical rapport and chemistry that translated directly to the tunes. Of Wayne's three quartet albums for Blue Note, this is arguably the best. As great as "JuJu" and "Etc" are, they have their flaws -- "JuJu" comes off sounding a little too Coltrane-like (it's hard not to when you play with both McCoy and Elvin) while "Etc" was often uneven (it did sit in the vaults for years). With "Adam's Apple," Wayne had reached the pinnacle of his style and expression in modal jazz, and shortly he would go searching for new frontiers both with Miles and on his own. But at this stage in his career he simply gets an A+ for "Adam's Apple."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Polished Apple April 22, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This 1966 session finds Wayne Shorter in fine form, leading a quartet comprised of Herbie Hancock (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), and Joe Chambers (drums). While I don't think this album is quite as powerful as Speak No Evil or Night Dreamer, this is still a strong set from Shorter, whose eclectic compositions never cease to astound. He wrote all of the pieces here, save "502 Blues (Drinkin' and Drivin'), contributed by Jimmy Rowles, a pianist Shorter admired and "The Collector", written by Hancock, which wasn't part of the original release. Shorter is outstanding as always, given more room to stretch out without another horn present. Also given more space here is Herbie Hancock, whose sprightly piano lines really give this album its character.

"Adam's Apple" is a groovy opener, which the updated liner notes seem to dismiss as Shorter's attempt at "The Sidewinder". I found the piece very enjoyable, if not as complex as some of Shorter's other work. "502 Blues" is lovely, more ballad than blues. My favorite on the album, it brings to mind driving at night under hazy streetlights. "El Gaucho" borrows from bossa nova, given a unique feel by Shorter. The highlight of the set is probably "Footprints", a Shorter masterpiece, probably more familiar in its Miles Smiles incarnation, but given an amazing reading here. The central sax riff is very haunting, backed by some dynamite bass work from Workman. "Teru" is another magnificent ballad, while "Chief Crazy Horse" shows off Shorter's Coltrane-esque side.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In the crowded top tier of Wayne Shorter albums! January 29, 2005
By J. Lund
Format:Audio CD
As if his prior free-jazz leaning THE ALL SEEING EYE album never happened, Shorter follows up that challenging set with a set of excellent tunes that rate up there with the selections heard on such classic albums as JUJU and SPEAK NO EVIL in terms of keeping advanced concepts melodically memorable for the listener. Another quartet date (with Herbie Hancock, Reggie Workman, and Joe Chambers), several of Wayne's most renowned tunes are included, including his version of "Footprints" (also recorded with Miles Davis), "El Gaucho," the title cut, the pretty ballad "Teru," and the Coltrane-like "Chief Crazy Horse." A bonus track is "The Collector," which Davis recorded under the title "Teo's Bag." For those interested in Shorter's work, this is among the first discs to pick up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant album
Wayne shorter has to be one of the greatest saxophone players of all time.
Every song is enjoyable and a great listen
Published 5 months ago by Marty Jay
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to listen to, easy to like
If you just want to know whether or not you should buy this album, you get a yes from me. It's a nice piece of work from some truly great musicians, and while it doesn't get into... Read more
Published 5 months ago by dlb
2.0 out of 5 stars Avoid RVG
Avoid the RVG remaster of this CD. The non-RVG sounds much better. The RVG is compressed and harsh sounding. The non-RVG sounds warm and inviting with better bass.
Published 19 months ago by Painter
5.0 out of 5 stars PENULTIMATE Wayne!!!
A re-visitation of this album I had on vinyl in the seventies/ eighties, it is as forward-looking today as it ever was. Read more
Published on October 22, 2010 by Rodney H. Golden
3.0 out of 5 stars Building up from 2 to 4 stars along the way...
From my musical point of view, this album is a bit uneven in orientation. The bonus track (the collector) is the greatest track of the album, if you ask me, but it takes a bit of... Read more
Published on October 27, 2008 by Yrusac Sim?
5.0 out of 5 stars Adam's Apple, Wayne Shorter
The Saxophone playing of Wayne Shorter has been a favorite of mine for years. This album is one I've listened to on vinyl, casset, and now CD. Read more
Published on June 18, 2008 by David Riddles
3.0 out of 5 stars too slick for my taste
i'm not going to complain too much. i only paid 8.49 for this cd and wayne shorter is always at least pretty good. this cd is as well. still, i'm disappointed in it. Read more
Published on January 17, 2007 by grew up in the 1960s
4.0 out of 5 stars Blue Note gem
Except for a very agitated and fidgety bonus track, this is a very successful album for Wayne Shorter. Read more
Published on November 7, 2006 by Bomojaz
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the pilars of modern jazz!
The Rudy van Gelder serie of Blue Note is well priced and of good quality. This serie gives good insight in the jazz scene of the late 50s an de the 60s. Read more
Published on October 10, 2005 by A.J.H. Woodcount
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