The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Releases “The Music of Wayne Shorter”
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra recently honored legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter with a new album featuring his songs. The Music of Wayne Shorter also features the prolific composer taking solos on all but one of the songs.
“He’s at the highest level of our music—you can’t get any higher than him,” Marsalis says of Shorter. “Everybody strives to have a personal sound: his sound is definitive.”
The jazz orchestra arranged ten songs from throughout his career, including from “Yes or No,” “Endangered Species,” and “Contemplation.” Each of the recordings was taken from a three-night run in 2015.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is anchored by the amazing bassist Carlos Henriquez, who locks right in with drummer Ali Jackson and pianist Dan Nimmer to create a deep groove. Aside from his dynamic bass lines, Henriquez arranged the song “The Three Marias” and trades solos with Nimmer on the closing track, “Mama ‘G'”.
Watch Henriquez in action in the video for “Yes or No”:
The Music of Wayne Shorter Track List:
- Yes or No
- Hammer Head
- Endangered Species
- The Three Marias
- Mama “G”