Wayne Shorter: Live at Montreux 1996
Overall, while the bonus features are terrific and help flesh the DVD out to a respectable 110 minutes, it's the 1996 performance that's the real treat, as it lends greater credibility to the music of High Life by demonstrating that, knotty writing aside, there was always plenty of improvisational space, despite its being kept to a minimum on the CD. Life at Montreux 1996 is a smoking 55 minutes that finds everyone in top form.
Tracks and Personnel
Personnel: 1996: Wayne Shorter: tenor and soprano saxophones; Jim Beard: piano, keyboards; David Gilmore: electric guitars; Alphonso Johnson: electric bass; Rodney Holmes: drums. 1991: Wayne Shorter: tenor and soprano saxophones; Herbie Hancock: piano, keyboards; Stanley Clarke: electric and acoustic basses; Omar Hakim: drums. 1992: Wayne Shorter: tenor and soprano saxophones; Herbie Hancock: piano; Wallace Roney: trumpet; Ron Carter: bass; Tony Williams: drums.
Tracks: 1996: On the Milky Way Express; At the Fair; Over Shadow Hill Way; Children of the Night; Endangered Species. 1991: Introduction by Quincy Jones; Footprints; On the Milky Way Express. 1992: Introduction by Quincy Jones; Pinocchio; Pee Wee/Theme.
Stills taken from Wayne Shorter, Live at Montreux 1996, courtesy of Eagle Eye Media