Monday December 14, 2015
The best jazz albums of 2015
“Live at Monterey Jazz Festival” Saxophonist Lovano and trumpeter Douglas were ostensibly “inspired by” the music of Wayne Shorter. But this is a showcase for the writing of the two leaders, and a great band (with pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh, and drummer Joey Baron), playing with a spontaneous, fluid sense of form. The one Shorter “cover” is a new piece written expressly for this group to perform at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival.
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