Orgasm (Alan Shorter album)

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Studio album by Alan Shorter
Released 1969
Recorded September 23 & 25 and November 6, 1968
A&R Studios, NYC
Genre Jazz
Length 48:34
Label Verve
V6 8768
Producer Esmond Edwards
Alan Shorter chronology
Tes Esat
(1970)Tes Esat1970

Orgasm is an album by jazz hornist Alan Shorter recorded in 1968 and released on the Verve label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]

AllMusic rated the album 4½ stars and its review by Scott Yanow states, "Shorter, although not a virtuoso, comes up with consistently inventive ideas. The style is sometimes slightly reminiscent of Ornette Coleman (partly due to the presence of Haden), but Shorter had apparently not heard Ornette's band before recording this music. Well worth several listens".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Alan Shorter

  1. "Parabola"- 13:07
  2. "Joseph" - 3:07
  3. "Straits of Blagellan" - 7:27
  4. "Rapids" - 9:30
  5. "Outeroids"- 4:15
  6. "Orgasm" - 11:20



  1. ^ Verve Records Catalog: 8700 series accessed December 15, 2015
  2. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Verve Label Discography, accessed November 27, 2015
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Orgasm – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 15, 2015.