Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas salute sax great Wayne Shorter

    Justin Saglio For The Boston Globe

Justin Saglio For The Boston Globe

By Jon Garelick

Sound Prints is saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas’s Wayne Shorter project, but it’s not exactly a tribute “covers” band. In fact, in the first of two sets that the band played at Scullers on Thursday night, there was only one tune by the iconic saxophonist and composer — and that was a relatively new one, written specifically for this band. So the show might have been “for Wayne and about Wayne,” as Lovano said regarding one tune, but it was really about making new music, and the 80-minute set crackled with the joy of spontaneous creation.

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