Wayne Shorter: As Far As The Eye Can See

Track

As Far As the Eye Can See

Artist

Wayne Shorter (tenor sax)

CD

Beyond the Sound Barrier (Verve 000451802)

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Musicians:

Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Danilo Perez (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Brian Blade (drums).

Composed by Wayne Shorter

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Recorded: various locations (USA, Europe, Asia), 2002-2004

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Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

While there are many popular piano and guitar trios currently making major strides in modern jazz, there aren't too many consistent rhythm sections backing musical masters. The giant exception is the Perez, Patitucci and Blade rhythm section that has backed Wayne Shorter on three successive albums. One can hear the entire history of the rhythm section in this group the combination of classicism and modern experimentation, the blurring of barlines and great "ears" of all players in deep musical interaction, the application of Latin and African rhythms and complex American/European harmonies, and the immediate recognition of the singular sound of the Perez/Patitucci/Blade rhythm section. Note the sensitive dynamic variation behind Shorter's gradual build on this live track.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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