A 2017 live recording made at the Detroit Jazz Festival is to be released on the revived Candid label by Wayne Shorter with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, pianist Leo Genovese and double bassist Esperanza Spalding.
Geri Allen's 'Drummer's Song' (a composition that appeared on the album Open On All Sides - In The Middle (Minor Music, 1987) from the release is streaming.
Wayne Shorter (88) who has composed an opera in recent years with Esperanza no longer plays concerts. And this was one of his last.
The album includes 'Endangered Species', 'Encontros e Despedidas,' the Allen piece mentioned above and Shorter's 'Midnight In Carlotta’s Hair,' a piece included on the subsequent Grammy-winning 1995-released High Life album.
The Detroit performance release is dedicated to the memory of Geri Allen who died in 2017 and was to have been part of the group. The vinyl version among the issuing formats includes a piece with a Shakespearean resonance in the titling called 'The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of (a Conversation).'
Wayne Shorter in 1964, photo: Francis Wolff