Wayne Shorter Meets Orpheus
The astute Howard Mandel in his Jazz Beyond Jazz blog wrote a wonderful essay on Wayne Shorter the composer, culminating with his February 1 Carnegie Hall concert with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a magnificent, adventuresome orchestra that plays without a conductor. Shorter performed four pieces with his quartet and the chamber orchestra. What the article does not mention is that everyone piled into Avatar Studios the next day to record this material as Wayne Shorter’s second album since rejoining Blue Note. His first, Without A Net, was just released several weeks ago.
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