Saxophonist Wayne Shorter can divide his long and distinguished career into phases. In the early years he played the role of sideman with great distinction, being singled out as a truly original stylist who also brought his considerable composing talents to the table before enjoying a period of popular recognition during the Seventies. In 1959 he got the chance to record under his own name for the first time. ‘Introducing Wayne Shorter’, comprised four of his own compositions alongside a Roland Kirk original and the classic Brecht/Weill ‘Mack The Knife’. The album is a hardbop concoction, with Morgan and a Miles Davis rhythm section adding weight to an impressive debut.