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Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
James Spaulding (alto saxophone)
McCoy Tyner (piano)
Reggie Workman (bass)
Tony Williams (drums)
Recorded March 4, 1965 in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Produced by Alfred Lion
Originally released as Blue Note LT-988
"In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you've set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder's studio!" - Blue Note President, Don Was.
Originally recorded in 1965, but not released on LP until 1979, The Soothsayer might be one of those underrated classics that you only know about (if you know about it). Recorded with a superb line up and featuring powerful and emotional interplay between Shorter and the rest of sextet, Soothsayer is a magical session not to be missed. "Angola" and the title track feature some bombastic sections from Shorter, Williams and Hubbard. While "Lady Day" is a lovely and romantic tribute to Billie Holiday executed with sublime musicianship. Soothsayer was one of a series of albums Shorter had recorded during a highly prolific period in the mid-sixties. Along with Shorter playing in Miles Davis' group and various other factors, Soothsayer's official release didn't happen until 1979. But it is still considered an excellent document of Wayne Shorter immense vision and creativity.