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The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Jez Nelson presents the Wayne Shorter Quartet in their first UK performance for several years. Shorter is one of the most renowned saxophonists and jazz composers of the last half a century, making his name with Art Blakey's Messengers and Miles Davis's second quintet before co-founding seminal jazz-fusion group Weather Report. His acoustic quartet of the last 11 years has earned huge critical acclaim, especially for its live performances, breaking new ground in its embrace of energetic, free dialogue within Shorter's complex compositions. Alongside him are pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Russell Finch.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 17 Oct 2011 23:00

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