The Complete Columbia Albums Collection

The Complete Columbia Albums Collection

by Wayne Shorter

CD(Special Edition)

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This set is an oddity in the Complete Columbia Albums series in that it goes beyond Wayne Shorter's solo albums for the label. In fact, it provides a service to his catalog that is virtually singular. Its first two discs are devoted to all of his compositions for Weather Report. Most of what is here from the WR years is revelatory in terms of Shorter's aesthetic, which differed -- often radically -- from Joe Zawinul's. Check "The Moors," "Eurydice," or "Non-Stop Home" from the early years, and "Swamp Cabbage" and "Face on the Barroom Floor" from the later ones; all are consistent, excellent examples of electric jazz. Of the four solo albums here -- Native Dancer, Atlantis, Phantom Navigator, and Joy Ryder -- it is the first, Native Dancer, a collaboration with Brazilian vocalist Milton Nascimento and pianist Herbie Hancock from 1974, that is the most satisfying. While few would argue that his remaining solo recordings for Columbia -- all of which were cut after he left WR -- were somewhat disappointing for someone of his pedigree, the argument can be made that many of the compositions are in and of themselves lovely, but their faults lie -- at least in part -- with the production techniques of late '80s and '90s. Many of the performances, particularly on Atlantis, are indeed rewarding when reconsidered. Given the price tag, and unless one owns all of WR's recordings, this is a set with significant historic importance. If only Blue Note, a label where most of Shorter's seminal solo recordings were issued, would do the same thing.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2012
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886979202429
catalogNumber: 792024

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wayne Shorter   Primary Artist,Piano,Electric Piano,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Lyricon,Seashells,Tack Piano
Milton Nascimento   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Patrice Rushen   Keyboards
Geri Allen   Synthesizer,Piano,Synthesizer Piano
Victor Bailey   Electric Bass
Jim Beard   Synthesizer
Terri Lyne Carrington   Drums
Peter Erskine   Drums,Claves
Omar Hakim   Drums
Herbie Hancock   Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano
Bobby McFerrin   Vocals
Alphonse Mouzon   Drums,Vocals
Jaco Pastorius   Percussion,Electric Bass,Vocals,Steel Drums
John Patitucci   Bass,Electric Bass
Ralph Towner   12-string Guitar
Miroslav Vitous   Bass,Electric Bass
Stu Goldberg   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bill Summers   Percussion
Chester Thompson   Drums
Wagner Tiso   Organ,Electric Bass,Electric Piano
Jim Walker   Alto Flute,Piccolo,Celtic Flute
Don Alias   Percussion
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums,Timpani
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Alex Acuña   Percussion,Conga,Drums
Diana Acuna   Vocals
David Amaro   Acoustic Guitar
Joe Zawinul   Organ,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Accordion,Cymbals,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Melodica,oberheim,Arp 2600
Manolo Badrena   Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Dee Dee Bellson   Vocals
Jeff Bova   Synthesizer
Tom Brechtlein   Drums
Nain Brunel   Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Mino Cinelu   Percussion
Frank Colon   Percussion
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano
Troye Davenport   Vocals
Herschell Dwellingham   Cymbals,Drums,Timpani,Clay Drums,Muruga
Nathan East   Electric Bass
Mitchel Forman   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Yaron Gershovsky   Piano
Jay Graydon   Guitar,Electric Bass
Skip Hadden   Drums
Michiko Hill   Piano
Ralph Humphrey   Drums
Alphonso Johnson   Electric Bass
Darryl Jones   Electric Bass
Larry Klein   Electric Bass
Sanaa Lathan   Vocals
Edgy Lee   Vocals
Alyrio Lima   Percussion
Kathy Lucien   Vocals
Dom Um Romão   Percussion,Cymbals,Gong,Tambourine,Wood Flute,Wood Block,Chinese Tom Tom
Dianne Reeves   Vocals
Robertinho Silva   Percussion,Drums
Scott Roberts   Percussion
Jose Rossy   Percussion,Concertina
Joseph Vitarelli   Keyboards,Synclavier
Ishmael Wilburn   Drums
Gary Willis   Electric Bass
Robert Thomas   Percussion
Dave McDaniel   Electric Bass
Ana Maria Shorter   Vocals
Andrew White   Electric Bass
Eric Kamau Grávátt   Cymbals,Drums,Timpani,Clay Drums,Muruga
Gregor Goldberg   Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Hoenig   Synclavier Programming
Bob Belden   Reissue Producer
Omar Hakim   Producer
Jaco Pastorius   Producer
Wayne Shorter   Producer,Whistle
Bill Summers   drum programming
Jim Price   Producer
Rick Hart   Engineer
Joe Zawinul   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
Bruce Botnick   Engineer
Jimmy Bralower   drum programming,Percussion Programming
Neil Dorfsman   Engineer
Rob Fraboni   Engineer
Mitch Gibson   Engineer
Jerry Hudgins   Engineer
Peter Kelsey   Engineer
Ron Malo   Engineer
George Massenburg   Engineer
Scott Roberts   drum programming
Richard Seidel   Producer
Howard Siegel   Engineer
Wayne Tarnowski   Engineer
Joseph Vitarelli   Producer
Bernie Fromm   Engineer
Brian Risner   Engineer
Edward O'Dowd   Art Direction
Mike Kull   Tape Research
Mike Panico   Archival Assistant
K2   Producer,Engineer
Tom Tierney   Archival Assistant
Phil Giambalvo   Engineer
Tom Suzuki   Engineer
Che Williams   Archival Assistant
Jolf   Engineer
Alex Kazenegras   Engineer

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