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Wayne Shorter RIP

Discussion in 'music' started by TCar, Mar 2, 2023.

  1. rbrown

    rbrown I think therefore I think I am

    Very sad news and what a fantastic legacy. I remember the South Bank Show documentary on Weather Report back in the 80s.
    What attracted you to the saxophone?
    Wayne Shorter: It’s shiny

    Anyway, found it on YouTube. Quality is a bit iffy but it’s a great watch.

  2. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    Still shocking news to me although I've heard he has been of iffy health of late. Unfortunately one of my dreams to see him live will remain unfulfilled.

    Certainly one of the greatest saxophonists of all time and a fantastic composer. His tunes, even early on, were never 'straight' or cliched but sophisticated and interesting. He wrote many of the classic pieces of Miles' second quintet.

    I have most of his albums but I really really like his late band comprising Danilo Perez, Brian Blade and John Patitucci.

    RIP Wayne.
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  3. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    RIP Wayne.

    He had some really terrible tragedies in his life too his wife and niece died in a plane crash on their way to see him in Rome and his daughter died at the age of 14.

    Great obit in the Washington post.

    “Mr. Shorter’s first marriage, to Teruko Nakagami, ended in divorce. His second wife, Ana Maria Patricio, and their niece Dalila were killed in 1996 along with 228 others in the crash of TWA Flight 800 soon after takeoff from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. They were flying to Rome to meet Mr. Shorter. (Eleven years earlier, their daughter Iska died at 14 of a grand mal seizure.)”
  4. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Very sad news but 89 is pretty good going. RIP
  5. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    r.i.p. Mr. Shorter.
  6. Sean K

    Sean K pfm Member

    Just playing Free for All, SNE next. I'd never have guessed he was that old from his appearance in the recent Miles documentary on Netflix, he looked very youthful. I also found him and Herbie Hancock making fun of Miles very funny
  7. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    RIP, 89 is a hell of an innings in 'jazz years'. A proper legend who has played with most of the greats.
  8. Graham H

    Graham H pfm Member

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  9. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Here's John DeVore's take:

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  10. Nigel

    Nigel pfm Member

    He calls him an alto sax player!
  11. madscientist

    madscientist pfm Member

    RIP Wayne so glad to have seen you at the Royal Festival Hall all those years ago.
  12. John

    John Rack’em Up!

    It was quite an experience seeing Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock at our favorite venue in the late nineties playing music from the 1 + 1 album they did together.
  13. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

  14. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Probably taking an average of tenor and soprano ;)
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  15. Graham H

    Graham H pfm Member

    That's Stritching things a bit, Gav......
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  16. PigletsDad

    PigletsDad My intelligence test came back negative.

    Really love some of his early solo albums like JuJu and Speak No Evil.
  17. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Really nice tribute/overview from Ken Micallef.
  18. Finnegan

    Finnegan pfm Member

  19. wezzywest

    wezzywest pfm Member

    Wayne Shorter at the London Jazz Festival 2001.
  20. RBrinsdon

    RBrinsdon pfm Member

    Will look on IPlayer did not see it last night.

    Worth watching?

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