Sunday, April 03, 2005

Wayning Moments

Sometimes compilation albums work and sometimes they don't. But this
is simply great - the distillation of a lifetime's work by one of the greatest composers and improvisers in jazz. It follows on from the biography of the same title from Michelle Mercer. This is what the album means to the man:
This compliation represents the DNA of my full life and work. Those who listen closely will hear a sample of the whole story here.
By coincidence (see below) one of the best tracks is "Aung San Suu Kyi".
John L. Walters has a full review here - "the great man at the top of his game".

It's Wayne Shorter, in case you're wondering.