Alegria, 1 of the 5 Great Works Of Modern Chamber Jazz

June 25th, 2012

from npr.org/blogs/ablogsupreme

5 Great Works Of Modern Chamber Jazz
By:Matt Ulery

Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is one of the most greatest musicians living today. Having written many pieces for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, the late-‘60s Miles Davis Quintet, Weather Report and his own groups, Shorter spans multiple generations of jazz styles and movements. He continues to innovate today. On his 2003 studio album Alegria, Shorter expands his quartet with woodwinds, brass and percussion. “Serenata” is his arrangement of a piece by the once-popular American composer Leroy Anderson.

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