Wayne Shorter – Night Dreamer

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Night Dreamer is the fourth album by American jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. It was released in November 1964 by Blue Note Records. With a quintet of trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Elvin Jones performing six Shorter originals.

In 2005, it was reissued as part of the RVG Edition series with liner notes by Nat Hentoff.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated “…this is a memorable set of high-quality and still fresh music”.



Track listing (Remastered CD release (2005)):

“Night Dreamer” – 7:15
“Oriental Folk Song” – 6:51
“Virgo” – 7:07
“Black Nile” – 6:28
“Charcoal Blues” – 6:54
“Armageddon” – 6:23
“Virgo” [alternate take] – 7:03


Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
Lee Morgan – trumpet
McCoy Tyner – piano
Reggie Workman – bass
Elvin Jones – drums


Released: November 1964;
Recorded: April 29, 1964
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 40:58 original LP
Label: Blue Note
BLP 4173
CDP 7 84173 2
Producer: Alfred Lion