Wayne Shorter in Aus
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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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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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