Deluxe Edition 180g Vinyl 3LP & 3CD Box Set!
Michael Fremer Rated 11/11 Music, 11/11 Sonics!
2019 Grammy Award Winner:
• Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Featuring a double album and its companion piece, a self-penned 84-page graphic novel, Wayne Shorter's Emanon is the definitive look into his artistic multiverse. The set includes four studio tracks performed by Shorter's quartet (pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade) and the expansive, 34-piece Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, in addition to a 6-track live album featuring the quartet itself.
The deluxe set is housed in an expertly crafted box and includes three CDs and three 180g vinyl LPs. In her introduction, Esperanza Spalding writes, "After reading and listening to Emanon, you might begin to notice alternative realities glimmering beneath the everyday world around you."
"...youre free to listen and unleash your own imagination as you absorb the richly cinematic music that swirls together improv jazz and scored classical. If youre a film score fan you can easily hear and see scene transitionsfade ins and outs, quick cuts and action-based rhythmic and percussive explosions...
"The Wayne Shorter Quartet performs the two plus hours of music accompanied for the first half hour or so by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. The quartet and orchestra perform in the studio the turbulent Pegasus, Prometheus Unbound, Lotus and the contemplative The Three Marias. The quartet (Shorter, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade) performs live in London The Three Marias, Lost and Orbits Medley, Lotus, She Moves Through the Fair, Adventures Aboard the Golden Mean and Prometheus Unbound...
"The orchestral performances are impressive and majestic but I found the 3rd LP and CDs fiery live quartet performances (perhaps thats why the 3rd LP jacket, and 3rd LP and CD labels are a fiery orange?) the most exciting, with Shorter not just Prometheus unbound.
"The packaging, presentation and sound are all superlative. Contained within an LP sized slip case are the 3 LPs mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at RTI, the smaller die-cut heavy cardboard book(let) composed of separate sections that are bound together with a minimalist section of gauze-tape that leaves unbound and visible the individual sections, within which are the 3 CDs. The smaller booklet slides into an appropriately sized compartment. If this booklet doesnt win the Grammy for packaging, I cannot begin to imagine what might top it.
"The recorded sound, both in the studio and live, by Rob Griffin and Todd Whitelock is spectacularly transparent, dynamic and three-dimensional and Griffins mix is flawless and endlessly tasteful. The musically and sonically spectacular finale of Prometheus Unbound will set you free.
"No wonder the L.A. and Orange County Audio Society awarded this its first ever ARYA (Audiophile Recording of the Year Award)."
"Other than misspelling the word obedience as obediance Emanon is a flawlessly conceived, recorded and produced package that at one time, not that long ago, I would have thought could only exist in an alternative universe where vinyl records ruled. It took the courage of a Pegasus to take action, but here we are! You can now stream Emanon, but to me thats like watching pornography instead of making love." - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, January 25, 2019, 11/11 Music, 11/11 Sound!
• Deluxe Edition Box Set
• 3LP & 3CD
• 180g Vinyl
• 84-page graphic novel
• Housed in expertly crafted box
Danilo Perez, piano
John Patitucci, bass
Brian Blade, drums
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
2. Prometheus Unbound
4. The Three Marias
1. The Three Marias
2. Lost and Orbits Medley
2. She Moves Through the Fair
3. Adventures Aboard the Golden Mean
4. Prometheus Unbound