Wayne Shorter is considered a living legend in jazz. Born in 1933, he has spent a lifetime composing and performing. Shorter's tenor and soprano saxophone helped define the sound of such groups as Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Weather Report, and most notably Miles Davis' 'second quintet', which is regarded as one of the most influential groups in jazz history.
His latest release is Beyond the Sound Barrier and for his Adelaide Festival appearance, he is joined by the rhythm section from the album; Brian Blade (drums), John Patitucci (bass) and Danilo Perez (piano).
""We're playing a similar outline in different cities, but we're getting further and further away from anything sounding the same from night to night. These guys all have that kind of forward-looking attitude. They understand that it's OK to be vulnerable, to open oneself and take chances, and not be afraid of the unknown,'" says Shorter.
The Wayne Shorter Quartet plays at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre on March 6, 2010. The Festival itself runs February 26 to March 14.
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Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Jazz critic Ben Ratliff of the New York Times has described Shorter as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser." Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards. His output has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various...
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