Fri, 06 Jun 2008

Wayne Shorter at the CSO

Just got home from the 'An Evening with Wayne Shorter' concert at the CSO, part of this year's tour apropos his 75th birthday. The man is a legend and one my favourite musicians for both his own Blue Note work from the 60s and of course his participation in the legendary Miles Davis Quintet of the same period.

Shorter (ts, as) was playing with his quartet of recent years: Danilo Perez (p), John Patitucci (b) and Brian Blade (dr). And playing they did. Shorter has such a soft lyrical tone, which accentuates both the rhythmic and harmonic quality of the side men. Very enjoyable concert, fairly 'modern' and free in style. And no standards or old material. Oddly enough, not one spoken word: neither greeting nor good byes or just an introduction of the band. Recommended.

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