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Wayne Shorter, jazz pioneer dies at 89


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I didn't see a diary about this, so I decided to post.  I believe he passed on March 2nd.  He was involved with many important groups and other jazz artists throughout his career; Art Blakely and Miles Davis.  He went on to form Weather Report and later his own band.  Beautiful tenor sax tone, I had also forgotten that he did the solo on the title track Aja with Steely Dan.    RIP :rose:





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RIP, Wayne. :rose:      Thank you for the notice, Rhyta.  I saw him in concert once with Weather Report, front row seats and everything, it was great although I didn't really realize what genius I was listening to at the time.  I didn't know that about Aja, interesting!

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Oh god, I had no idea that he had passed…in addition to being a part of arguably the best band that Miles Davis ever fronted (his quintet of 1965-‘68), he played with my favorite jazz trumpeter on Earth, Lee Morgan, for several sessions…he played with Joni Mitchell in the mid-to-late 1990s, along with drummers Brian Blade and Vinnie Colaiuta…and by the way, he had a hell of a solo career as well. Every one of his solo albums from 1964-‘67 is essential, IMO. (And by the way, that’s eight albums as a leader, in four years. In addition to several more that he did in Miles’s group- not to mention live dates all over the US, UK and Europe).


A monumental talent.



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