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Wayne Shorter

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Wayne Shorter (1988)

Interview by Mark Sinker, Rock's Backpages audio, 1988

The saxophone star talks about his place in the music; working in different areas and avoiding formula; what he looks for in musicians he plays with, and working with young musicians; the place of improvisation in his music; explorations with Miles Davis, and the 1965 Plugged Nickel sessions; his love of science fiction; creating space in music; the impact of rock in the sixties, and bringing back the fun that jazz lacked.

File format: mp3; file size: 43.6mb, interview length: 45' 25" sound quality: ***½

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Miles Davis: Davis Has His Best Jazz Unit

Profile by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 18 April 1967

THE MILES Davis Quintet which enters its last week at the Both/And tonight is an exhilarating and important jazz ensemble. ...

Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony: Hustling Up The Charts

Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Essence, 1975

EVEN THOUGH he has been writing, arranging and producing hit records since 1961, Van McCoy is still technically a newcomer. He is of that breed ...

Wayne Shorter: The Sunny Weatherman

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 6 December 1975

TO SAY that Wayne Shorter looked happy would be the understatement of the year. ...

Wayne Shorter: From Mr. Weird to the Hollywood Hills

Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 13 December 1975

Here's WAYNE SHORTER taking care of business. TCB. And what business — taking in the days with Maynard, the Messengers, and Miles right through to today's WEATHER ...

Blue Note Records: Young, gifted... and Blue

Discography by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 2 September 1978

Chris Welch examines the legacy of Blue Note, the pioneering label currently being re-promoted ...

Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter: Capital Jazz Parade, Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 21 July 1986

Winning sets ...

Wayne Shorter: After the storm

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 26 September 2002

Wayne Shorter made his name with saxophone pyrotechnics. But now it's all peace and tranquillity — unless you mention Wynton Marsalis ...

Wayne Shorter: Footprints Live!

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, January 2003

Impressive-to-excessive live foray from quartet ...

Wayne Shorter: Alegria (Verve)

Review by John L. Walters, The Guardian, 21 March 2003

SAXOPHONIST WAYNE SHORTER still towers over contemporary jazz. Over four decades he's combined compositional flair with an original and masterly command of tenor and soprano ...

Wayne Shorter: Barbican, London

Sleeve notes by John Lewis, Time Out, 29 March 2003

Featuring Wayne Shorter — tenor and soprano saxes Danilo Perez — piano John Patitucci — double bass Brian Blade — drums ...

see also Miles Davis

see also Weather Report


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