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Wayne Shorter's 2003 album Alegria finds the saxophonist and composer matching his quartet with orchestral textures.
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June 25, 2012 Bassist Matt Ulery, whose new album displays an affinity for strings, picks some of his favorite mergers of classical and folk music with the blues. Hear songs from Brad Mehldau, Chico Hamilton, Dave Douglas, Anne Mette Iversen and Wayne Shorter.
May 19, 2008 Few jazz arrangers can deter schmaltz when putting strings to swing. And even fewer possess Iversen's sense for dulcet harmonies and exquisitely developed form — the patient listener is rewarded with a probing, big-R Romantic, strings-only cadenza at the end of "West."
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