Giving an Unpredictable Force his Due

March 7th, 2008

The New York Times
By Ben Ratliff

With Mr. Shorter’s music it’s always hard to predict the next chord change. He wants his melodies and his structures to sound flowing and open-ended, even though they follow a plan. He inspires original thinking and craftiness, qualities that infected almost every piece played on Wednesday, the band’s New Y ork stop on a five-week international tour.

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