Wayne Shorter :: Moto Grosso Feio

Wayne Shorter died in Los Angeles on March 2, 2023 at the age of 89, a titan of modern music. People, in mourning and celebration, are returning to an enormous body of recorded music that was astonishingly great from start to finish. Dust off the mid-60s Blue Note classics like Juju and Speak No Evil. Marvel with dropped jaw at what the Second Quintet was doing in December 1965 at the Plugged Nickel. Listen to Wayne’s pop cameos on Aja or Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter. Funk out to the non-stop groove machine of Sweetnighter. But spare a late, quiet hour for the strange and beguiling, untranslatable world jazz of Moto Grosso Feio. There’s something magical about those transitional albums, where everything is in motion.