One-Time-Only Gathering To Be Released September 9 On Candid Records
Dedicated To Gerri Allen, Who Was Originally To Be Part Of Group; Listen To Performance Of Her Composition “Drummer’s Song”
Terri Lyne Carrington - Drums
Leo Genovese - Piano & Keyboards
esperanza spalding - Bass & Vocal
On September 3, 2017, attendees at the Detroit Jazz Festival witnessed a very special one-time-only event: an historic set by a multi-generational jazz supergroup composed of Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, esperanza spalding, and Leo Genovese. Some five years later, fans will finally have the opportunity to experience this magnificent performance — and one of Wayne Shorter's last concerts before his retirement — when Candid Records releases Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival on Sept 9, 2022. The recording will be released on high quality vinyl and all digital formats.
Pre-Order Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival here.
In a testament to the level of trust and respect shared between these great artists, Shorter, Carrington, Genovese and spalding had a mere outline of how the music might evolve when they took the stage, choosing instead to leave space for spontaneous expression. Terri Lyne Carrington remembers, “We rehearsed some themes earlier that day, but the preparation was really from our lives and profound experiences with each other.” Four lifetimes in music — spread across generations — made these performances possible, erasing the boundaries between composition and improvisation, ensembles and solos in the process.
Whether it is the Shorter and spalding composition “Endangered Species” (a landmark of mood-shifting free-form exploration), Maria Rita’s thoughtful ballad “Encontros e Despedidas,” Geri Allen’s “Drummers Song,” or Shorter’s haunting “Midnight In Carlotta’s Hair,” the quartet’s interplay is spontaneous, assured, magical.