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Highs and Lows 2003

Jason Moran and Joe Lovano
Elvis Costello
Jon Faddis with students from Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens
Irvin Mayfield and Bill Summers

The Sorcerer

Just as 2002’s Footprints-Live! was Wayne Shorter’s first all-acoustic album, period, since 1967, Alegría is Wayne Shorter’s first all-acoustic studio album since then. Apparently, the critics, our readers and the industry love Shorter unplugged because for two years in a row how he’s won the honor of being our artist of the year as well as having the album of the year.

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