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Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz composer and saxophonist. Shorter has recorded dozens of albums as a leader, and appeared on dozens more with others. Many of his compositions have become standards.

Shorter was born in Newark, New Jersey, and attended Newark Arts High School. He was encouraged by his father to take up the saxophone as a teenager (his brother Alan became a trumpeter). After graduating from New York University in 1956 Shorter spent two… read more

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  • Avatar for michaelmcguire
    Elegant People is gorgeous
  • Avatar for Sorbetto13
    Wayne Short her!? I hardly know her!
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  • Avatar for Keolia
    Very cool. Don't much care for late 70's and so on though.
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  • Avatar for CyberMusicLover
    He is really good!
  • Avatar for OcellatedGod
    Master. ♥
  • Avatar for MonoPeligroso
    Not many people know about Moto Grosso feio and Iska, maybe 'cause they've never been reissued. The fact is that those records contain some of the best avant-garde stuff by Shorter, and even in the whole style. Even Chick Corea and McLaughlin were involved. Listen to them!
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    he is so cool
  • Avatar for Kerapace
    Not only does he have a great solo career, his tenures with Art Blakey and Miles Davis are thoroughly impressive, too. Also, repping The All-Seeing Eye because nobody else seems to be doing so.

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