Wayne Shorter - JuJu
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The History of the Albums – n°264

One of the greatest saxophonists and composers in history, Wayne Shorter was clearly a very important figure in the mid-60s, when he was at the top of his career and at the top of the jazzmen of that era. Reflecting his fantastic career, Wayne Shorter is the kind of influential artist who has such a remarkable career that there are many subjects to talk about. If I had to do a quick debriefing, I would first say that he was noticed as an exceptional ... read more


I do find, Speak No Evil a little overrated, Why? Because Juju exist, this is Wayne Shorter's crowing achievement personally. It is both accessible and offers such powerful warm technical display and in my opinion has Wayne Shorter best Saxophone work and with McCoy Tyler on the drums this is such a pleasant but yet complex listen.

Track Review

Juju 9.5/10
Deluge 8.5/10.
House Of Jade 8/10
Mahjong 9/10
Yes Or No 9/10
Twelve More Bars To Go 8/10

Average: 8.7/10


Interviewer: Modal? Interviewee: Yes. Interviewer: Post-bop? Interviewee: Yes. Interviewer: Soprano, Alto or Tenor saxophone? Interviewee: Tenor. Interviewer: Do you like it? Interviewee: [Pauses]... Hmm. It's Shorter. He's got Tyner, Workman, and Jones supporting him... Certainly accomplished players, all. Interviewer: So? Interviewee: Well, I'm not a huge fan of Post-bop. But, this album is foundational. Plus the modal song structure... Very forward-thinking. Interviewer: Well, would you ... read more

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Track List

  1. Juju
  2. Deluge
  3. House of Jade
  4. Mahjong
  5. Yes or No
  6. Twelve More Bars to Go

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Added on: May 17, 2015