180 gram vinyl LP in Gatefold packaging
Wayning Moments was Wayne Shorter’s third album as a leader (following Introducing Wayne Shorter and Second Genesis). However, since his recording debut in 1959 he never stopped working with different musicians and appeared as a sideman on many albums. Although his music would become much more experimental when he joined Miles Davis’ quintet a few years later, Shorter can still be heard here in more of a post-bop vein – more akin to the kind of work he made during that same period with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (whose bass player is also featured here). As the original liner notes clearly state: “this is not experimental jazz”.