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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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Discography

Adam's Apple

Adam's Apple

Music Matters
2017

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The Blue Note Albums

The Blue Note Albums

Blue Note Records
2015

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Odyssey Of Iska

Spirit One Records
2014

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Multiple Set Of 3...

Spirit One Records
2013

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Wayne Shorter Quartet: Without a Net

Wayne Shorter...

Blue Note Records
2013

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North Sea Jazz...

Songlines Recordings
2013

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