Guitarist Eran Har Even reimagines eight of Wayne Shorter’s timeless masterpieces on Shorter Days. Featuring up-and-coming bassist Omer Govreen and sought after Dutch drummer Wouter Kühne, Eran offers fresh interpretations of classics such as Nefertiti and Lost in trio format.
Inspired by Shorter’s inimitable legacy as well as his outlook on life, the Israeli-born, Amsterdam-based guitarist brought his trio into the iconic Roode Bioscoop to record the ultimate hommage to his hero.
"Over the last three years, a profound desire compelled me to embark on a journey of rediscovery, one deeply rooted in the timeless artistry of Wayne Shorter. Immersed in the intricate compositions that comprise his musical legacy, I found myself simultaneously delving into the very essence of his ideology and way of life. What emerged was a vast, boundless sea of inspiration, not only in the realm of music but also as a means to unearth a deeper understanding of my own self,” Eran elaborates.
The result is a collection of creative adaptations and new arrangements that embrace Shorter’s swinging versatility while carefully, playfully, and skillfully leaving his fingerprints on this vital part of jazz heritage. Eran’s previous feat, World Citizen, was presented at Amersfoort World Jazz Festival in 2021, joined by Edition-signed Korean drummer Sun Mi Hong. With success; Eran’s performance was selected for display in a partnership with renowned media platform JazzCorner, and garnered over 9500 views from around the world. Already then, in 2021, his set included an interpretation of TheBig Push, the 3rd tune on Shorter Days. Since, he’s been headlining and lecturing around the world.
Having digested Shorter’s evergreens and lesser-known gems for years in different formations, Eran’s musical concept remains rooted in curiosity conversation, stretching the borders of melody, harmony, texture and form. With his trio, he wants to express a joie de vivre that invites to fly, to celebraste life, and to explore its mysteries. We’re sure Shorter would have approved