Wayne Shorter Feat. Milton Nascimento – Native Dancer (1975/2000) DSF DSD64

Wayne Shorter Feat. Milton Nascimento – Native Dancer (1975/2000)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz  | Time – 00:43:42 minutes | 1.73 GB | Genre: Jazz
Source: ISO SACD | Booklet & Front cover | © Columbia Records
Recorded: September 12, 1974 at Village Recorders, Los Angeles.

Native Dancer is the fifteenth album by Wayne Shorter. It is a collaboration with Brazilian musician Milton Nascimento, featuring some of his most acclaimed compositions, including “Ponta de Areia” and “Miracle of The Fishes”. It is notable for including jazz rock and funk elements in addition to regional rhythms and Brazilian influence, in an attempt to create a “world” music accessible from many perspectives. Many American musicians were influenced by this album, including Esperanza Spalding and Maurice White of Earth, Wind, and Fire, who covered “Ponta de Areia” on their hit 1977 album All ‘N All.

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. –Alex Henderson


1 Ponta De Areia 5:14
2 Beauty And The Beast 5:12
3 Tarde 5:46
4 Miracle Of The Fishes 4:46
5 Diana 3:01
6 From The Lonely Afternoons 3:13
7 Ana Maria 5:07
8 Lilia 7:01
9 Joanna’s Theme 4:21

Acoustic Guitar – David Amaro (tracks: 4, 6, 7, 9), Milton Nascimento (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8)
Bass – Dave McDaniel (tracks: 1, 3 to 7, 9), Jay Graydon (tracks: 2), Wagner Tiso (tracks: 8)
Drums – Roberto Silva (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 8)
Electric Piano – Herbie Hancock (tracks: 3), Wagner Tiso (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9), Wayne Shorter (tracks: 8)
Guitar – David Amaro (tracks: 3), Jay Graydon (tracks: 1)
Organ – Wagner Tiso (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 7)
Percussion – Airto Moreira (tracks: 2 to 5, 7, 8), Roberto Silva (tracks: 5, 9)
Piano – Herbie Hancock (tracks: 1, 2, 7, 9), Wayne Shorter (tracks: 5 to 7)
Soprano Saxophone – Wayne Shorter (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 8, 9)
Tenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter (tracks: 3 to 7)
Vocals – Milton Nascimento (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8)




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