Wednesday, March 05, 2003


Adventurous promoters Serious and IJAZZ are backing a short five date UK tour by composer, bandleader, improviser, Weather Report co-founder and legendary Miles Davis alumnus Wayne Shorter. Coinciding with the launch of his new album 'Alegria' on 25 March, Shorter is supported by Danilo Perez and Brad Mehldau on piano, John Patitucci on bass, Brian Blade and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, and Alex Acuna on percussion. The concerts start in Brighton (where else) at the Dome on Thurday, followed by Birmingham Symphony Hall (7 March), Usher Hall in Edinburgh (8 March), Poole Lighthouse (9 March) and London's Barbican Centre on 29 March.'Alegria' is described by its promoters as "epic, panoramic, transcendent jazz." I'll let you know in due course... Meanwhile, there's a good (earlier) Shorter interview here.

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