Friday, December 3, 2010

Prometheus Unbound

Here's a complete version of Wayne Shorter's composition "Prometheus Unbound" as performed by his quartet with Brian Blade on drums, John Patituci on bass and Danilo Perez on piano featured with the NEC orchestra:

Prometheus Unbound from New England Conservatory on Vimeo.

I actually heard Wayne Shorter play this piece with his quartet in Toronto at Massey Hall in 2008. They performed a portion of this piece as their encore and Shorter dedicated this music to the memory of several Canadian soldiers who had recently died while serving in Afghanistan. I was bit surprised that Shorter was aware of such an event but impressed with his sincerity and the composition as a whole was very moving. A perfect way to finish a very memorable performance.

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