Z, Rachel - On The Milky Way Express : A Tribute To The Music Of Wayne Shorter (Mega Blowout Sale)

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"It's hard to quarrel with an album devoted to the music of Wayne Shorter, and Rachel Z certainly has the pedigree to pursue such a project. Having co-created Shorter's masterful High Life with him, she is well qualified to interpret and expand on his lengthy catalog of high-quality jazz compositions.

Interestingly, for those familiar with her primarily through her synthesized electronics on that album, here she plays only acoustic piano, and quite well. This trio sounds bigger than it is, and that's because Rachel Z fills the spaces with such masterful inventiveness. Miriam Sullivan's basslines are fat and intoxicating, while Allison Miller both keeps time and makes time, opening up a familiar number like "Footprints," and finding new subtleties to explore.

The listener who knows this material will find these interpretations fresh and fascinating. Numbers like "Pinocchio" and "Three Marias," though horn free, are crisply reinvigorated. For those less familiar with Wayne Shorter's music, On the Milky Way Express provides an excellent primer."-AllMusic
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