A sweet solo piano set by Denny Zeitlin
– paying tribute to jazz sax legend Wayne Shorter! Zeitlin
has performed Shorter compositions before, but the Early Wayne session is still a pretty wonderful surprise overall. Zeitlin
is such a distinct, remarkable composer and player himself, he deftly pulls of the dual tasks of delivering a full on tribute set, but he's also able to use the ageless early Shorter tunes as a framework for some subtle improvisation of his own. Beautifully recorded at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland. Includes "Speak No Evil", "Nefertiti", "Ju Ju", "Teru", "Toy Tune", "Infant Eyes", "Paraphernalia", "Ana Maria", "ESP" and "Miyako".
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