Moto Grosso Feio

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Moto Grosso Feio
Moto Grosso Feio.jpg
Studio album by Wayne Shorter
Released August 1974[1]
Recorded April 3, 1970, or August 26, 1970
Studio A&R Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 42:22
Label Blue Note
Producer Duke Pearson
Wayne Shorter chronology
Super Nova
(1969)Super Nova1969
Moto Grosso Feio
Odyssey of Iska
(1970)Odyssey of Iska1970

Moto Grosso Feio is the thirteenth album by Wayne Shorter, recorded in 1970 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1974.[2] The album features four originals by Shorter and an arrangement of "Vera Cruz" by Milton Nascimento.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars, stating that "the music (which is influenced by early fusion) has its interesting moments although it often wanders".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Wayne Shorter except where noted.

  1. "Moto Grosso Feio" – 12:30
  2. "Montezuma" – 7:53
  3. "Antigua" – 5:25
  4. "Vera Cruz" (Milton Nascimento) – 5:12
  5. "Iska" – 11:22



  1. ^ Billboard September 7, 1974.
  2. ^ Wayne Shorter discography, accessed August 3, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed August 3, 2011.