Et Cetera (Wayne Shorter album)

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Studio album by Wayne Shorter
Released 1980
Recorded June 14, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 43:13
Label Blue Note
LT 1056
Producer Alfred Lion
Wayne Shorter chronology
The Soothsayer
The All Seeing Eye
Alternative cover

Etсetera is the eighth album by saxophonist Wayne Shorter, recorded on June 14, 1965 but not released on Blue Note until 1980. The album features four originals by Shorter and an arrangement of Gil Evans' "Barracudas".


The Allmusic review by Stacia Proefrock awarded the album 4½ stars stating "The low-key nature of the album as a whole, especially the title track, might have contributed to Blue Note's lack of attention, but there are definitely gems here, especially the closing track, 'Indian Song.' At times the rest of the album seems like a warm-up for that amazing tune, where Shorter swirls around in a hypnotizing dance with Herbie Hancock's piano, grounded by the nocturnal bass of Cecil McBee and the airy structure of Joe Chambers' drumming. The short, repetitive themes and passionate, soulful playing echo John Coltrane, but this quartet has its own flavor, and the perfect, intricate web they weave here helps pull the whole session up to a higher level."[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Etcetera" - 6:21
  2. "Penelope" - 6:46
  3. "Toy Tune" - 7:24
  4. "Barracudas (General Assembly)" (Evans)- 11:07
  5. "Indian Song" - 11:35
All compositions by Wayne Shorter except as indicated.



  1. ^ a b Proefrock, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 10, 2011
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 180. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.