Wayne Shorter: one of the greatest saxophonists in history

Originally published November 2013

Ivan Hewett writes:

Two great saxophone colossi have bestridden the London Jazz Festival (now the EFG London Jazz Festival) in recent years. One is Sonny Rollins, who despite health problems made a triumphant appearance at the 2012 festival, in his 83rd year.

The other is Wayne Shorter, who turns 80 this year. He’s appearing tonight at the Barbican with his powerhouse quartet of bass player John Patitucci, drummer Brian Blade and pianist Danilo Perez, along with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Shorter radiates the same massive

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