Native Dancer

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Some jazz purists would say that Wayne Shorter went downhill in the 1970s, when he passionately embraced electric jazz-fusion and co-led the innovative Weather Report with Joe Zawinul. But remember: Those are the same people who also claim that Miles Davis' stunning Bitches Brew has no value and that Chick Corea's visionary Return to Forever was a complete waste -- so it's hard to take their opinions seriously. The fact is that the 1970s were a highly productive time for Shorter, and it wasn't until the 1980s that the tenor and soprano saxophonist really declined creatively. One of Shorter's best-selling albums from the 1970s was Native Dancer, a Brazilian-oriented ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Some jazz purists would say that Wayne Shorter went downhill in the 1970s, when he passionately embraced electric jazz-fusion and co-led the innovative Weather Report with Joe Zawinul. But remember: Those are the same people who also claim that Miles Davis' stunning Bitches Brew has no value and that Chick Corea's visionary Return to Forever was a complete waste -- so it's hard to take their opinions seriously. The fact is that the 1970s were a highly productive time for Shorter, and it wasn't until the 1980s that the tenor and soprano saxophonist really declined creatively. One of Shorter's best-selling albums from the 1970s was Native Dancer, a Brazilian-oriented jazz-fusion masterpiece that boasts Herbie Hancock on acoustic piano and electric keyboards, and employs such Brazilian talent as singer Milton Nascimento a superstar in Brazil and percussionist Airto Moreira. Everything on this melodic, consistently lyrical effort is a jewel, and that includes Hancock's "Joanna's Theme" as well as pieces by Nascimento "From the Lonely Afternoons," "Ponta de Areia," "Tarde," "Lilia," and "Miracle of the Fishes" and by Shorter himself "Ana Maria," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Diana". Reissued on CD by Columbia in 1990, Native Dancer is clearly among Shorter's most essential albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972436524
  • Catalog Number: 724365
  • Sales rank: 24,080

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ponta de Areia (5:18)
  2. 2 Beauty and the Beast (5:04)
  3. 3 Tarde (5:49)
  4. 4 Miracle of the Fishes (4:48)
  5. 5 Diana (3:04)
  6. 6 From the Lonely Afternoons (3:15)
  7. 7 Ana Maria (5:10)
  8. 8 Lilia (7:03)
  9. 9 Joanna's Theme (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wayne Shorter Primary Artist, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Milton Nascimento Guitar, Vocals
Herbie Hancock Piano, Keyboards
Wagner Tiso Organ, Piano
Airto Moreira Percussion
David Amaro Guitar
Jay Graydon Guitar
Robertinho Silva Drums
Dave McDaniel Bass
Technical Credits
Milton Nascimento Composer
Jim Price Producer
Rob Fraboni Engineer
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