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Wayne Shorter: 87 years of musical elegance.

Updated: May 22, 2021

While I was working on an arrangement I saw Wayne Shorter's tweet re-proposing the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra concert with Wynton Marsalis in 2015. I listened to Yes Or No and what struck me was, not only the splendid arrangement that gave a new face to this immortal standard, but also the intelligent musical economy of Shorter who, elderly and saddened, played the notes and the most beautiful breaks that only a jazz giant can do. The special is amazing! Video is below! Happy listening!




Sherman Irby - alto & soprano saxophones, flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet

Ted Nash - alto & tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet

Victor Goines - tenor saxophone, Bb & Eb clarinets

Walter Blanding - tenor & soprano saxophones, Bb clarinet

Paul Nedzela - baritone & alto saxophones, bass clarinet


Ryan Kisor Kenny Rampton Marcus Printup Wynton Marsalis


Vincent Gardner Chris Crenshaw Elliot Mason


Dan Nimmer - piano Carlos Henriquez - bass Ali Jackson - drums

FEATURING Wayne Shorter – tenor & soprano saxophones

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