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Wayne Shorter in Aus

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Page added Jun 7, 2016 Updated Jun 30, 2016

Catch a recording of jazz legend Wayne Shorter and his quartet, recorded live in Sydney during the group's 2016 Australian visit.

Listen-again audio available for 1 month after broadcast.

Wayne Shorter performed with his quartet of Danilo Perez (piano), John Patitucci (bass) and Brian Blade (drums) at the Sydney Opera House during Vivid 2016. ABC Jazz was on-hand to capture the event live, recorded on June 13.

Wayne Shorter's legacy certainly speaks for itself. Aside from being a key member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and later, the Miles Davis Quintet in the 60s - many of his compositions heard on his early Blue Note recordings have become jazz standards.

He also set himself aside from many of the other saxophone players of his generation, absorbing hard bop, post bop, avant-garde and later fusion into his sound. Much like his former band-leader Miles, Shorter continues to push the boundaries of jazz, whilst also surrounding himself with younger musicians. His current quartet has been together since 2000, and have recorded three albums as a band.

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Wayne Shorter was also featured on RN's The Music Show, interviewed by Andrew Ford.

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Jun 16, 2016. 9:00pm - 10:00pm

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Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards, and his output has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations, including 10 Grammy Awards. He has also received acclaim for his mastery of the soprano saxophone (after switching his focus from the tenor in the late 1960s),...

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On Jun 20, 2016. 4:45pm
Anonymous said

Just had a listen at work: that was incredible. Thanks for making it available!

On Jun 16, 2016. 10:28pm
ABC Jazz said

Thanks Christopher - it's fantastic that we can make this available to those who don't live in Sydney / Melbourne, or perhaps not able to attend for other reasons.

On Jun 16, 2016. 9:41pm
Anonymous said

The aforementioned concert was all I'd hoped it would be and more! So glad to have been at Hamer Hall last Sunday eve.
Christopher Lynch.

On Jun 7, 2016. 9:04pm
Anonymous said

Looking forward to Sunday night live!
Christopher Lynch.

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