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Wayne Shorter Quartet in Montreal

Jazz's greatest working band mesmerizes at 2012 festival

What’s the greatest working band in jazz today? That’s only a difficult question if you haven’t seen the Wayne Shorter Quartet. Once you’ve had that … Read More "Wayne Shorter Quartet in Montreal"
The Wayne Shorter Quartet at Jazz at Lincoln Center, April 2012: Danilo Pérez, Shorter, John Patitucci and Brian Blade (from left)

What’s the greatest working band in jazz today?

That’s only a difficult question if you haven’t seen the Wayne Shorter Quartet. Once you’ve had that privilege-and, indeed, it is a great privilege-then the answer should be obvious. Well, at least it was when the mighty foursome performed on June 29 at the 33rd annual Montreal International Jazz Festival.

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