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"Iris," composed by my all-time hero, Wayne Shorter, is an utterly beautiful piece of music. It might not be called as often as the many "standards" composed by Mr. Shorter, but it perfectly exemplifies his ingenious way of writing singable, relatable, natural-sounding melodies over dark, haunting, beautiful chord progressions. It's a short form but dense with musical brilliance. Happy belated birthday, Mr. Shorter, and thank you for your decades of inspiration.

I arranged and produced an ambient electro-funk backing track over which to play this tune, and I busted out my wonderful Roland FA06 for the first time since this lousy pandemic started. I love this board! Roland tends to host some of my favorite synth sounds in the world.


For info on booking or lessons, or if you just wanna drop me a line to dork out about saxophones/synths/recording gear, PM me or cruise over to my website.
 

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Beautiful:)
 

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Amazing sound and solo on a not so easy tune. I'm not an electro-funker, but what you did with the sound is quite appropriate for the mood of the piece. Enjoyed the whole thing and will look up more of your stuff. Thanks for the music. Wayne too!
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Great job HeavyWeather. And yes, Wayne Shorter wrote/played a lot of masterpieces. I love his playing and his music, especially the "Blue Note" era recordings!
 

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Awesome ! Your reverence for his writing is apparent. Wayne helped me understand that there are endless ways to approach playing/writing.Joe Lovano has also inspired me a great deal to really be free and always focus on the unknown. I can't believe I just discovered. Rich Perry. Another amazing originalist.
 

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I got to see an original chart by Wayne Shorter, in Wayne's hand. He wrote it for Joe Lovano. It was interesting to see the way he named his chords. Very modal, was my first impression ( I only saw it for a few minutes).

Here's the piece: Destination Unknown

https://youtu.be/UwHFbo76ll0
 

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Thank you for posting that, what a cool group! And a beautiful tune, too. For whatever reason, I tend to particularly love Joe Lovano when he's a sideman for trumpet players... he sounds so great with Tom Harrell, and similarly great here with DD.

I got to see an original chart by Wayne Shorter, in Wayne's hand. He wrote it for Joe Lovano. It was interesting to see the way he named his chords. Very modal, was my first impression ( I only saw it for a few minutes).

Here's the piece: Destination Unknown

https://youtu.be/UwHFbo76ll0
 

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"Iris," composed by my all-time hero, Wayne Shorter, is an utterly beautiful piece of music. It might not be called as often as the many "standards" composed by Mr. Shorter, but it perfectly exemplifies his ingenious way of writing singable, relatable, natural-sounding melodies over dark, haunting, beautiful chord progressions. It's a short form but dense with musical brilliance. Happy belated birthday, Mr. Shorter, and thank you for your decades of inspiration.

I arranged and produced an ambient electro-funk backing track over which to play this tune, and I busted out my wonderful Roland FA06 for the first time since this lousy pandemic started. I love this board! Roland tends to host some of my favorite synth sounds in the world.


For info on booking or lessons, or if you just wanna drop me a line to dork out about saxophones/synths/recording gear, PM me or cruise over to my website.

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Beautiful, I really liked it a lot! Thanks
 
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