Wayne Shorter 80th Birthday Celebration
Fri Jun 28 2013
Photograph: Robert Ascroft
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Jun 20 2013
Blue Note Jazz Festival. Few jazz elders have remained more staunchly committed to improvisational risk than Wayne Shorter, a fact well demonstrated by Without a Net, the latest release by his edgy, freewheeling working quartet with pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade. Tonight's celebration, which anticipates the saxophonist's 80th birthday by two months, features that band, as well as two all-star support acts: the trio of pianist Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding, and the quintet known as Sound Prints, co-led by trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxist Joe Lovano.