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Wayne Shorter (soprano, tenor saxophone)
Dave Holland (acoustic guitar, bass)
John McLaughlin (12-string guitar)
Miroslav Vitous (bass)
Ron Carter (bass, cello)
Chick Corea (drums, marimba, percussion)
Micheline Pelzer (credited as Michelin Prell) (drums, percussion)
Recorded April 3, 1970 in A&R Recording Studios, NYC
Produced by Duke Pearson
Originally released as Blue Note BN-LA014-G
Moto Grosso Feio is Wayne Shorter's thirteenth album and was recorded in 1970. However, it was not released until 1974. A more unusual album for Shorter, Moto Grosso Feio features Chick Corea playing marimba, drums, and percussion; Ron Carter playing mostly cello instead of bass; electric guitarist John McLaughlin playing a 12-string guitar; and bassist Dave Holland also playing acoustic guitar. Wayne Shorter is one of the only musician on the record who sticks to his usual instruments for the entire album. Many critics have called Moto Grosso Feio an influence on early fusion, and an interesting but "wandering" record.