…because you feel like hearing Shank play something you’ve never heard him do. You look around on the internet and see what you can find. There he is in Sao Paulo in 2004 at the Chivas Jazz Festival with Bill Mays, piano; Bob Magnusson, bass; and Joe LaBarbera, drums. They play “Nature Boy.”
You decide that’s not enough Shank. You look again and the subtitles in the clip strongly indicate that he’s not in The United States. The YouTube contributor doesn’t disclose the year or the exact location, but it seems to be at a festival. Shank is collaborating with fellow alto saxophonists James Moody, Lee Konitz and Richie Cole. They play Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation.” Bud introduces the rhythm section.
If you go to this YouTube page, you will find several other videos from the same occasion, with plenty of soloing by all hands but, for some reason, little from Konitz, and an entertaining lot from the guest artist, singer Bobby McFerrin.