Wayne Shorter: Etcetera LP (Tone Poet Series)

Wayne Shorter

Blue Note, 1980

This quartet session from 1965, has long been considered one of Wayne Shorter's finest studio albums, even though it remained unreleased until 1980. Etcetera features all Shorter compositions, with the exception of Gil Evan's passionate “Barracudas.” Shorter's "Indian Song" takes its place as one of his most intensely hypnotising compositions. Etcetera is one of the true highlights of the Shorter discography, perfectly showcasing his capabilities and both a muscular and truly tender player.


Side A

  1. Etcetera
  2. Penelope
  3. Toy Tune

Side B

  1. Barracudas (General Assembly)
  2. Indian Song

Blue Note Records' Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).


  • Wayne Shorter - tenor Saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock - piano
  • Cecil McBee - bass
  • Joe Chambers - drums
  • Recorded - 14 June 1965, Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey
  • Original engineer - Rudy Van Gelder
  • Original producer - Alfred Lion