Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter (Aug. 25, 1933 — March 2, 2003) was an American saxophonist from Newark, N.J., who co-led the jazz-funk supergroup Weather Report with Austrian keyboardist Joe Zawinul between 1971 and 1985. Discography: Introducing Wayne Shorter (1960) Wayning Moments (1962) Night Dreamer (1964) Juju (1965) Speak No Evil (1966) The All Seeing Eye (1966) Adam’s […]


Material were an American avant-rock/No Wave band from NYC that released three EPs on small-press Red Records between 1979 and 1981, followed by two albums on Celluloid in 1981/82. Members: Bill Laswell (bass), Fred Maher (drums), Michael Beinhorn (keyboards), Cliff Cultreri (guitar), William S. Burroughs (voice), Nicky Skopelitis (guitar), Shankar (violin), Simon Shaheen (violin), Jeff […]

Miles Davis Quintet – Miles Smiles (1967)

Miles Smiles is an album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, released in 1967 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Orbits” (4:35) A2. “Circle” (5:52) A3. “Footprints” (9:44) B1. “Dolores” (6:20) B2. “Freedom Jazz Dance” (7:11) B3. “Ginger Bread Boy” (7:40) Credits: Miles Davis — trumpet, composer Wayne Shorter — tenor saxophone, composer Herbie Hancock — […]

Miles Davis – Miles in the Sky (1968)

Miles in the Sky is an album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, released in 1968 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Stuff” (17:00) A2. “Paraphernalia” (12:36) B1. “Black Comedy” (7:26) B2. “Country Son” (13:50) Credits: Miles Davis — trumpet Wayne Shorter — tenor saxophone Tony Williams — drums Herbie Hancock — piano, electric piano Ron Carter […]

Miles Davis ‎– In a Silent Way (1969)

In a Silent Way is the first album from the electric phase of American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, released in 1969 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A. “Shhh / Peaceful” (18:19) B. “In a Silent Way / It’s About That Time” (19:53) (:01—4:15—15:40—19:53) Credits: Miles Davis — trumpet, composer Wayne Shorter — soprano saxophone Chick Corea — […]

Herbie Hancock – Man-Child (1975)

Man-Child is the fourteenth proper studio album by jazz-funk keyboardist Herbie Hancock, released in August 1975 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Hang Up Your Hang Ups” (7:28) A2. “Sun Touch” (5:10) A3. “The Traitor” (9:37) B1. “Bubbles” (9:01) B2. “Steppin’ in It” (8:41) B3. “Heartbeat” (5:16) Credits: Herbie Hancock — piano, fender rhodes electric piano, […]

Weather Report – Black Market (1976)

Black Market is the fifth studio album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble Weather Report, released in 1976 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Black Market” (6:30) A2. “Cannon Ball” (4:35) A3. “Gibraltar” (7:45) B1. “Elegant People” (5:02) B2. “Three Clowns” (3:14) B3. “Barbary Coast” (3:05) B4. “Herandnu” (6:35) Credits: Joe Zawinul — synthesizer, rhodes electric piano, grand […]

Joni Mitchell – Wild Things Run Fast (1982)

Wild Things Run Fast is the eleventh studio album by Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in 1982 on Geffen. Tracklist: A1. “Chinese Cafe / Unchained Melody” (5:17) A2. “Wild Things Run Fast” (2:12) A3. “Ladies’ Man” (2:37) A4. “Moon at the Window” (3:42) A5. “Solid Love” (2:57) B1. “Be Cool” (4:12) B2. “(You’re So Square) […]

The V.S.O.P. Quintet

The V.S.O.P. Quintet were an American post-pop/jazz supergroup featuring the seasoned talents of keyboardist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams. The band released two live double-LPs in 1977 and a third in 1979, followed by a studio album, all on CBS/Sony. Members: Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Freddie […]

Joni Mitchell – Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter (1977)

Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter is the ninth studio album by Canadian singer–songwriter Joni Mitchell, released on December 13, 1977, as a two-record set on Asylum. A1. “Overture / Cotton Avenue” 6:35 |  | Guitar and Vocal – Joni Mitchell Bass – Jaco Pastorius Drums – John Guerin A2. “Talk to Me” 3:40 |  | Guitar […]

The V.S.O.P. Quintet ‎– Tempest in the Colosseum (1977)

Tempest in the Colosseum is a live album by post-bop supergroup V.S.O.P., released in 1977 on Japanese Columbia. The recording was taken from a July 23, 1977, date at Tokyo’s Den-En Colosseum. Tracklist: A. “Eye of the Hurricane” (15:54) B1. “Diana” (4:26) B2. “Eighty-One” (12:50) C1. “Maiden Voyage” (11:48) C2. “Lawra” (8:08) D. “Red Clay” […]

Miles Davis ‎– Bitches Brew (1970)

Bitches Brew is the second album from the electric phase of American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, released in 1970 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A. “Pharaoh’s Dance” (20:03) B. “Bitches Brew” (27:00) C1. “Spanish Key” (17:32) C2. “John McLaughlin” (4:22) D1. “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” (14:01) D2. “Sanctuary” (10:56) Credits Joe Zawinul — electric piano, composer […]

Weather Report ‎– Weather Report (1971)

Weather Report is the debut album by the namesake multinational jazz-rock ensemble, released in 1971 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Milky Way” (2:30) A2. “Umbrellas” (3:24) A3. “Seventh Arrow” (5:20) A4. “Orange Lady” (8:40) B1. “Morning Lake” (4:23) B2. “Waterfall” (6:18) B3. “Tears” (3:22) B4. “Eurydice” (5:43) Credits: Joe Zawinul — piano, electric piano Wayne Shorter […]

Weather Report – Sweetnighter (1973)

Sweetnighter is an album by multinational jazz-funk collective Weather Report, released in 1973 on Columbia. The album is their third longplayer and second full-studio effort. Tracklist: A1. “Boogie Woogie Waltz” (13:01) A2. “Manolete” (5:50) A3. “Adios” (2:56) B1. “125th Street Congress” (12:12) B2. “Will” (6:13) B3. “Non-Stop Home” (4:50) Credits: Joe Zawinul — electric piano, piano, […]