Born today : Jazz legend Wayne Shorter

BY Abhishek Mathur | PUBLISHED: 23 August 2016

Wayne Shorter is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Many of his compositions have become jazz standards (tunes played and improvised on by jazz musicians all over the world).

Shorter first came to wide prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and eventually primary composer for, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In the 1960s, he went on to join Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet, and from there he co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report. He has recorded over 20 albums as a bandleader.

Here is our selection of some of his best :

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23 August 2016