This is Shorter's 2nd lp is a leader. Originally released on the VeeJay label, this was recorded during his tenure with Art Blakey. Without a doubt, a formative record, often overlooked as he quickly gained fame in Blakey's Messengers and with Miles shortly hereafter.
Shorter's association with the Messengers is reflected in the straight ahead hard bop playing. Not quite up to par with those great solo BN's in his near future but a damn fine record no the less.
Oddly enough I own some odd Portuguese reissue, which I now share with you gentle souls and kind folk.
1. Ruby And The Pearl
2. Pay As You Go
3. Second Genesis
4. Mister Chairman
6. The Albatross
7. Getting To Know You
8. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Wayne Shorter - tenor sax
Cedar Walton - piano
Bob Cranshaw - bass
Art Blakey - drums
Recd NYC 10/11/60 (although I have seen discographies say it was Chicago not NYC)