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Jazz album review: Wayne Shorter's 'Without a Net'
Jazz album review: Wayne Shorter's 'Without a Net'

Wayne Shorter Quartet “Without a Net” (Blue Note Records) Three and a half stars There’s a moment during Wayne Shorter’s much-anticipated new album where someone, said to be a member of the string ensemble Imani Winds, lets out maybe the most natural response to Shorter’s darting soprano saxophone. “Oh my God,” she says with a touch of disbelief, and the band twists further into the hypnotic 23-minute composition “Pegasus.” It's an understandable reaction. “Without a Net” is Shorter’s first album for Blue Note Records in 43 years, and it's the sort of release that seemed preordained for superlatives....

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