Wayne Shorter Quartet
Friday, February 11, 2011 | 8:00 pm
For half a century, Shorter’s been “jazz’s greatest living composer” (NY Times) and one of “the most original thinkers in music” (NPR)—he played with Blakey and Miles, then broke from Miles’ legendary second quintet to follow a new vision, founding Weather Report and leading that institution for 15 years. Since 2001 his newest, all-acoustic quartet has been “one of the most important working groups on the scene today” (All About Jazz), with three next-generation heavies dialed into the great man’s charts, sparking a chemical interplay that’s “explosive” (Philadelphia Enquirer).
“Jazz’s pre-eminent saxophonist…an intrepid astronaut navigating the musical cosmos with improvisational brio”
—Billboard on Wayne Shorter