Super Nova (Wayne Shorter album)

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Super Nova
Studio album by Wayne Shorter
Released 1969
Recorded August 29 & September 2, 1969
A&R Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 37:55
Label Blue Note
BST 84332
Producer Alfred Lion
Wayne Shorter chronology
Schizophrenia
(1967)
Super Nova
(1969)
Moto Grosso Feio
(1970)

Super Nova is the twelfth album by Wayne Shorter, recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label. The album features five originals by Shorter and an arrangement of "Dindi" by Antonio Carlos Jobim. "Water Babies", "Capricorn" and "Sweet Pea" were originally recorded in a more traditional jazz setting in 1967 during the sessions with the Second Miles Davis Quintet that would be released in 1976 on the album Water Babies.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The influence of Miles Davis' early fusion period is felt throughout the music but there is nothing derivative about the often-surprising results. As with Wayne Shorter's best albums, this set rewards repeated listenings.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Wayne Shorter except as indicated.

  1. "Supernova" - 4:52
  2. "Swee-Pea" - 4:36
  3. "Dindi" (Jobim) - 9:35
  4. "Water Babies" - 4:53
  5. "Capricorn" - 7:47
  6. "More Than Human" - 6:12

Recorded August 29 (1, 2, 4 & 5) and September 2 (3 & 6), 1969.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 4, 2011