Wayne Shorter Quartet, Barbican, review
By: Sebastian Scotney
This was the day of the London Jazz Festival when you kept tripping over the saxophone cases. Four events at the Barbican dedicated to Wayne Shorter in his 80th year had brought out the musicians as well as the fans.
A film, a free stage and two sold-out concerts showed the standing and the influence of the the former Jazz Messenger, Miles Davis sideman and Weather Report co-leader. The day vividly portrayed the restless, child-like curiosity which still drives him on to new explorations.
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