Three unmissable Shorters: Speak No Evil, Schizophrenia (for Tom Thumb)... and this, Adam’s Apple, with Herbie Hancock, Reggie Workman and Joe Chambers in 1966. A rocking title track, a hard blues, some tasty bossa, and the first time out for Footprints.
1964 masterwork with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie, Elvin Jones and Ron Carter, tersely melding avant, modal and bop. ‘Wild flowers and strange, dimly-seen shapes… I was thinking of things like witch burnings, too.’
Wayne Shorter’s ‘Introducing’ album + Wynton Kelly’s ‘Kelly Great’ album