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"Live at Monterey Jazz Festival" Saxophonist Lovano and trumpeter Douglas were ostensibly "inspired by" the music of Wayne Shorter. But this is a showcase for the writing of the two leaders, and a great band (with pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh, and drummer Joey Baron), playing with a spontaneous, fluid sense of form. The one Shorter "cover" is a new piece written expressly for this group to perform at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival.
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