Schizophrenia (Wayne Shorter album)

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Studio album by Wayne Shorter
Released May 1969[1]
Recorded March 10, 1967
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Post-bop
Length 36:37
Label Blue Note
BST 84297
Producer Francis Wolff
Wayne Shorter chronology
Adam's Apple
(1966)Adam's Apple1966
Super Nova
(1969)Super Nova1969

Schizophrenia is the eleventh album by Wayne Shorter, recorded on 10 March 1967 and released on the Blue Note label.[2] The album features five originals by Shorter and an arrangement of James Spaulding's "Kryptonite". The album features pianist Herbie Hancock and bassist Ron Carter, bandmates of Shorter from Miles Davis' quintet at the time.


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars stating "This music exists at the border between post-bop and free jazz -- it's grounded in post-bop, but it knows what is happening across the border. Within a few years, he would cross that line, but Schizophrenia crackles with the excitement of Shorter and his colleagues trying to balance the two extremes".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Wayne Shorter except where noted.

  1. "Tom Thumb" – 6:16
  2. "Go" – 5:42
  3. "Schizophrenia" – 6:50
  4. "Kryptonite" (James Spaulding) – 6:29
  5. "Miyako" – 5:00
  6. "Playground" – 6:20



  1. ^ Schwann Monthly Guide to Stereo Records, 1970, 1973
  2. ^ Wayne Shorter discography accessed August 3, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed August 3, 2011.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 180. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  5. ^ "Wayne Shorter: Schizophrenia". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 7 May 2018.