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Wayne Shorter

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Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American jazz composer and saxophonist.

In the 1950s and early 1960s he played with Horace Silver, Maynard Ferguson and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, for whom he eventually became musical director. He played with Blakey from 1959 to 1964. From 1964 to 1970 he played in the Miles Davis Quintet, for which he composed extensively ("Prince of Darkness," "ESP," "Footprints", "Sanctuary," etc.). In 1970 he was one of the founding members of Weather Report, and remained a member till 1985. He also recorded critically acclaimed albums as leader, notably Native Dancer and Atlantis.

Though most of Shorter's recordings during the 1960s were under his name, with Blakey or with Davis, he also recorded as a sideman with McCoy Tyner, Grachan Moncur III, Freddie Hubbard, and Lee Morgan.

Until 1968 he played tenor saxophone exclusively. By the early 1970s, however, he chiefly played soprano saxophone, perhaps because it could be heard more easily among electronic instruments.

Since leaving Weather Report he has continued to record in jazz fusion styles, as well as more bebop oriented settings.

Shorter has been quite prolific, recording dozens of albums, and appearing on dozens more with others. Many of his recordings for Blue Note Records are regarded as classics. His 2003 album Alegria received a 2004 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album.

He is currently touring with pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Brian Blade.

His brother is trumpeter Alan Shorter.

Discography

  • 1959 Blues à la Carte
  • 1959 Introducing Wayne Shorter
  • 1960 Second Genesis
  • 1961 Free Form
  • 1962 Wayning Moments
  • 1962 Wayning Moments Plus
  • 1964 Night Dreamer
  • 1964 JuJu
  • 1964 Speak No Evil
  • 1965 The Soothsayer
  • 1965 The Collector
  • 1965 Et Cetera
  • 1965 The All Seeing Eye
  • 1966 Adam's Apple
  • 1967 Schizophrenia
  • 1969 Super Nova
  • 1970 Moto Grosso Feio
  • 1970 Odyssey of Iska
  • 1974 Native Dancer
  • 1985 Atlantis
  • 1986 Phantom Navigator
  • 1988 Joy Ryder
  • 1994 High Life
  • 2002 Footprints Live
  • 2003 Alegría
  • 2005 Beyond the Sound Barrier

External links

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