Alegría (Wayne Shorter album)

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Alegría
Studio album by Wayne Shorter
Released 2003 (2003)
Genre Jazz
Length 57:00
Label Verve
Producer Robert Sadin
Wayne Shorter chronology
Footprints Live!
(2002)
Alegría
(2003)
Beyond the Sound Barrier
(2005)

Alegría is an album by saxophonist Wayne Shorter released on Verve Records in 2003. It is the second album to feature the 'Footprints Quartet' of Shorter, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade.

The piece "Orbits" is a complete and quasi-orchestral reimagining of the song of the same name, originally recorded by the Second Miles Davis Quintet and released on the album Miles Smiles in 1967, while "Angola" originates on Shorter's own 1965 album, The Soothsayer.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars stating "As he approached his 70th birthday, this disc seemed to confirm a long-awaited creative Indian summer for Wayne Shorter."[1] Alegría won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in 2004.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Wayne Shorter except as indicated
  1. "Sacajawea" – 7:40
  2. "Serenata" (Leroy Anderson, Arr. Shorter) – 6:09
  3. "Vendiendo Alegría" (Milka Himel, Joso Špralja, Arr. Shorter) – 7:03
  4. "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5" (Heitor Villa-Lobos, Arr. Robert Sadin) – 6:00
  5. "Angola" – 5:28
  6. "Interlude" – 1:49
  7. "She Moves Through the Fair" (Traditional, Arr. Shorter) – 4:39
  8. "Orbits" – 6:09
  9. "12th Century Carol" (Anonymous, Arr. Shorter) – 6:04
  10. "Capricorn 2" – 5:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Gekker, Lew Soloff – trumpet (tracks 3, 9)
  • Jeremy Pelt – trumpet (track 5)
  • Michael Boschen – trombone (track 9)
  • Steve Davis – trombone (track 5)
  • Bruce Eidem – trombone (tracks 3, 9)
  • Jim Pugh – trombone (tracks 3, 5)
  • Papo Vázquez – trombone (track 3)
  • John Clark – (English) horn (tracks 3, 9), alto saxophone (track 9)
  • Stewart Rose – horn (tracks 3, 9)
  • Stephen Taylor – horn (tracks 2, 8), oboe (tracks 2, 8)
  • Marcus Rojas – tuba (track 9)
  • Paul Dunkel – flute (tracks 2, 3, 8)
  • Chris Potter – tenor saxophone (track 5), bass clarinet (track 5)
  • Allen Blustine – clarinet (tracks 2, 3, 8), bass clarinet (tracks 2, 3, 8)
  • Frank Morelli – bassoon (tracks 2, 8)
  • Brad Mehldau – piano (tracks 2, 5, 8)
  • Danilo Perez – piano (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9, 10)
  • Charles Curtis – cello (tracks 2, 4 (soloist), 8)
  • David Garrett, Barry Gold, Gloria Lum, Daniel Rothmuller, Brent Samuel, Cecilia Tsan – cello (track 4)
  • John Patitucci – bass (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • Brian Blade – drums (tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10)
  • Terri Lyne Carrington – drums (tracks 3, 5, 9)
  • Alex Acuña – percussion (tracks 3, 4, 5, 9)
  • Robert Sadin – conductor (tracks 2, 3, 8, 9)

The 'Footprints Quartet' appear intact on tracks 1, 7, 10.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ginell, R. Allmusic Review accessed September 17, 2011
  2. ^ "Wayne Shorter – Alegría (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved June 10, 2014.