Jazz CD review: Wayne Shorter Quartet’s ‘Without a Net’
By: Greg Thomas
The bass intones low tones, deepening the curiosity, and then Perez breaks out into a beat that suggests New Orleans and Brazil at the same time. A polyphony ensues, all while a head-shakin’ groove lies underneath.
“Plaza Real,” a Shorter original from Weather Report days, begins with piano and soprano intro, loping forward, hesitating, then proceeding. The mood is a feeling of insecurity, feinting then dodging, but next the piano and drums together bring a temporary assurance through shared rhythm.
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