Music of the Day - Wayne Shorter / Milton Nascimento

This is one of my all time favorites and I’m excited to share it.In 1976 Wayne Shorter released “Native Dancer”, a stunning and unconventional album. It was a fusion of jazz and Brazilian music, not however Bossa Nova. The album is a collaboration with Milton Nascimento, one of the most popular Brazilian singer-songwriters, and most of the album’s music consists of Milton’s songs backed up by Wayne Shorter’s jazz/rock/fusion sensibilities of the time. It’s a wonderful album and the song “Tarde” is one of my favorite tracks. The harmonies are rich and beautiful and Wayne Shorter’s solo is haunting. Herbie Hancock is also on the bill.