"To perform the last concert of the Wayne Shorter Quartet in Panama was not only unexpected but a true blessing and a gift from the universe. I am grateful to Wayne, Brian, John, and Carolina Shorter for their generous contribution to our social work in Latin America."
The words above are of pianist Danilo Pérez. Streaming tomorrow evening is a performance that captures an historic occasion because this 2018-recorded performance in Danilo's homeland of Panama at the Panama Jazz Festival where the great pianist has been a director and guiding light of for many years was the last concert in the classic Wayne Shorter Quartet's 18-year history. During that time the quartet became one of the biggest international draws on the global jazz festival circuit and saw the release of highly acclaimed albums Footprints Live, Alegría, Beyond the Sound Barrier, Without a Net and Emanon. Link: to listen tomorrow beginning round midnight London/Dublin time.
Top: Danilo Pérez, Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade, John Patitucci. Photo: Panama Jazz Festival