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The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Jez Nelson presents the Wayne Shorter Quartet playing at the Barbican in their first UK concert since 2008. With Danilo Perez (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Brian Blade (drums).

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Wayne Shorter Quartet recorded at the Barbican, London on 8 October 2011

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Wayne Shorter (tenor and soprano saxophones), Danilo Perez (piano), John Patitucci (double bass), Brian Blade (drums)

    • Wayne Shorter Quartet

      Zero Gravity

      Composer: Shorter, Perez, Patitucci, Blade

    • Wayne Shorter Quartet

      Lotus

      Composer: Wayne Shorter

    • Wayne Shorter Quartet

      Prometheus Unbound

      Composer: Wayne Shorter

  • Danilo Perez and John Patitucci talk about their musical relationship with Wayne Shorter

    • Wayne Shorter Quartet

      Over Shadow Hill Way

      • Beyond The Sound Barrier.
      • Verve.
    • Wayne Shorter Quartet

      Footprints

      • Footprints Live!.
      • Verve.
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet recorded at the Barbican, London on 8 October 2011

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Wayne Shorter (tenor and soprano saxophones), Danilo Perez (piano), John Patitucci (double bass), Brian Blade (drums)

    • Wayne Shorter Quartet

      She Moved Through The Fair

      Composer: Trad.

    • Wayne Shorter Quartet

      Plaza Real

      Composer: Wayne Shorter

    • Wayne Shorter Quartet

      Joy Ryder

      Composer: Wayne Shorter

    • Wayne Shorter Quartet

      Flying Down To Rio

      Composer: Vincent Youmans

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