Tonight and tomorrow night (27th and 28th April) the Wayne Shorter Quartet will perform two concerts at the Rose Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York.
This American saxophonist and composer worked with biggest jazz musicians. Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock are just some of the names he played with of wrote for.
When Wayne Shorter put the call to form the quartet in 2000, the clamoring among the top musicians was palpable. He chose the young and adventurous players – pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade.
The quartet is still active, they play compositions from Shorters substantial portfolio going back to the 1960s. The Wayne Shorter Quartet released two live albums “Footprints Live” (2002) and “Beyond the Sound Barrier” (2005). The second one awarded with a Grammy in the category Best Instrumental Jazz Album.
Listen to the composition “Footprints”, Wayne Shorter’s first jazz standard he wrote for the Miles Davis Quartet, performed by the mentioned musicians.