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Wayne Shorter

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: August 25, 1933    

Wayne Shorter

Born in Newark, New Jersey on August 25, 1933, Wayne Shorter had his first great jazz epiphany as a teenager: “I remember seeing Lester Young when I was 15 years old. It was a Norman Granz Jazz at the Philharmonic show in Newark and he was late coming to the theater. Me and a couple of other guys were waiting out front of the Adams Theater and when he finally did show up, he had the pork pie hat and everything. So then we were trying to figure out how to get into the theater from the fire escape around the back. We eventually got into the mezzanine and saw that whole show — Stan Kenton and Dizzy Gillespie bands together on stage doing ‘Peanut Vendor,’ Charlie Parker with strings doing ‘Laura’ and stuff like that. And Russell Jacquet…Ilinois Jacquet. He was there doing his thing. That whole scene impressed me so much that I just decided, ‘Hey, man, let me get a clarinet.’ So I got one when I was 16, and that’s when I started music.”...
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  • Odyssey Of Iska

    Spirit One Records
    2014
    BUY
  • North Sea Jazz Legendary Concerts

    Songlines Recordings
    2013
    BUY
  • Without a Net

    Blue Note Records
    2013
    BUY
  • Multiple Set Of 3 Title With Special 7ep

    Spirit One Records
    2013
    BUY
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet: Without a Net

    Blue Note Records
    2013
    BUY
  • The Ultimate Wayne Shorter

    Spirit One Records
    2012
    BUY
  • Live At Montreux 1996

    Spirit One Records
    2009
    BUY
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Blue Note Records (2013)

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