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Review: Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding aim high at Disney Hall
Review: Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding aim high at Disney Hall

With Los Angeles steadily filling with music royalty for this weekend's Grammy Awards and the many parties and performances in its orbit, Wayne Shorter led a show that served as a celebration of its own at Disney Hall on Saturday night. Featuring the same quartet behind Shorter's justly lauded new live album "Without a Net" (his first recording for Blue Note Records in 43 years), the show partly felt like a curtain call for a man who's become the biggest story in jazz this year. Similar to a recent show at Carnegie Hall that featured Shorter taking on Beethoven and Charles Ives, the concert acted as a survey of the saxophonist-composer's abilities in the...

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