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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 6, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Polygram Label Group
  • ASIN: B000009DGH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #516,962 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Verve Elite edition and is in excellent condition. Includes the quad fold CD cover featuring the pic of Alan Shorter, and the booklet. Also included is the original postcard from Verve (very rare) with a review from Alan Shorter's brother, Wayne, on how Orgasm originated.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Salmestrelli on September 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This album which is quickly vanishing from the radar screen again is by Wayne Shorters older brother who plays mostly flugelhorn on it(he changed to it from sax to get out from his shadow I think). What we have here is a album that though it does echo some of the greats in free jazz still seemingly holds tight to a straight blowing session.
Alan Shorter reveals his own skill as a songwriter that even his brother had come to admire (he covered one of his songs on the great album"All Seeing Eye")Its a shame this album and the bands leader was never taken seriously (because of the title???) But it still is a terrific album with a few suprises. It also has terrific liner notes about the brothers past in Newark NJ. A great find at any used price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By riot67 on April 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This cd by Wayne Shorters brother, released in a limited edition of about 7500 is a rare find indeed. Echoes of Ornette Coleman abound throughout but the album despite these comparsions is strikingly original. As a whole the music is somewhat dark and perhaps a bit sinister but not overwhelming so. Some of the improvising is within standard song structure and this is where Ornette comparsions end. I strongly recommend this cd to all free jazz fans as this is a long out of print album by a drastically underrated trumpeter.
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Wayne Shorter's brother Alan cut this disc for Verve in 1968, and except for name, you would never know the two were related

The pieces here start as dolphyesque themes, and get into free jamming. It has a lighter touch than Coletrane or Cecil Taylor, more feeling subtley around the music and other musicians than the out and out blasts of more promonenet avant players. The drumming is also lighter--is the drummer using brushes?-than in the vast majority of free jazz.

The written lines stick in the ear, based on chord changes that remind of Dolphy. These grab the attention, and the solos grow as you listen.

For its great playing and discrete use of dynamics, this is a grabber.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Justin Leg on May 12, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Man oh man, you gotta love clueless used music shops. I picked this album up faster than Bush's current poll numbers are dropping. It set me back $7.99 + tax. Meanwhile, in the knowledgeable music world, this cd is being sold used for $24.

What we got here is Alan Shorter working in a free-jazz trio setting - notably w/ famed Ornette Coleman bassist (on 3 tracks at least), and a personal favorite, Charlie Haden.

Shorter lays down some flugglehorn blows that will make the turkey you had for last year's Thanksgiving dinner gobble from the depths of the sewer.

5 stars. Another flawless and original by a jazz half-forgot.
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