I know that that sounds dramatic, but … you’re the single most influential person to my character and to my ability to play this instrument. Shorter composed all the compositions on the album and co-produced it with the bassist Marcus Miller. Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards, and his output has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations. He loved music, being encouraged by his father to take up the clarinet as a teenager; his older brother Alan played alto saxophone before switching to the trumpet in college. [15], In 2017, Shorter was announced as the joint winner of the Polar Music Prize. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Based only in part on his bypassing of hard bop and fusion conventions in his solos and writing, I've long thought (and probably written more than once) that if not for his Buddhism, his savoir faire as a cinéaste (who else has watched The Red Shoes hundreds of times) and the understandable pride he takes in his virtuosity, Shorter might have been a lifetime Sun Ra Arkestra member, Ra's fellow Afrofantasist (John Gilmore, in other words). [18] Their first show together was on August 24, 2016 at the Hollywood Bowl. Still, I worry its victory might be seen as rewarding not just ambition, but unnecessary sprawl. In 2018, Shorter was a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor Award. After his discharge, he played with Maynard Ferguson. live 2001, rel. Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg, Dirt . Art Blakey!!!!! The story of how my conversation with Wayne Shorter came to be is an interesting one – to me everything that has to do with Wayne Shorter is interesting! This portfolio of folk and vintage pop tunes from Havana and Santiago de Cuba, some featuring full orchestra and voices, others just piano and scraping güiro, won't be the most ambitious album Virelles ever makes, nor is it even the best he's made so far—just the most overflowingly heartfelt and irresistable. [22] In 1985, their daughter Iska died of a grand mal seizure at age 14. Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.[1]. But I bet Shorter, a student of Asian culture, sci-fi buff and comic book collector on top of everything else, knows it's also the name of the heroine of a series of novels drawn in a style called manga, more or less the on-paper equivalant of anime. live 2010, rel. DrayMiles. While in high school Wayne also performed with the Nat Phipps Band in Newark, NJ. [22], Shorter met Ana Maria Patricio in 1966 and they were married in 1970. But this could be just the geezer in me talking — the straight, white, unreconstructed cis male shouting down anybody thinks differently from him. Some professionals complained that last year's Top 10 leaned too avant-garde, dominated by the kind of music blamed for scaring audiences away from jazz. Wayne Shorter, whose album Emanon was crowned the winner of the 2018 NPR Music Jazz Poll. If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix. Wayne Shorter, performer gifted is also a composer inspired. “I’ve been waiting all day for this,” she said, chugging the whole thing down in one fell swoop before adding: “Here’s to a lot of cases of you.”, Actor Rita Wilson, who’s recently made a nearly wholesale switch into a recording career, paid honor with a song she wrote for her most recent album, titled “Joni.”, Shorter received his musical salute via an incarnation of the house band that also included Ray Parker Jr. on funk guitar and John Patitucci on upright bass — not to mention percussionist Acuna, who, like the honoree, was a stalwart of the fusion group Weather Report — on “Speak No Evil” and “Beauty and the Beast.”. [13], On December 18, 2014, the Recording Academy announced that Shorter was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his "prolific contributions to our culture and history". The site promises that the other jubilees were soon to be shared. initiatives are growing, however from 2019 to attempt to help financially Wayne Shorter. So our friend Herbie Hancock suggested we reach out to the Jazz Foundation of America. In 1959, Shorter joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers where he stayed for four years, and eventually became the band's musical director. ), Bobby Sanabria, West Side Story Reimagined. 4 (Makaya McCraven), 5 (Ambrose Akinmusire) 11 (Sons of Kemet) and 12 (Kamasi Washington) use rap and/or post-production techniques associated with techno, trance and hip hop in what sounds like a bid to appeal to listeners around the same age as these young performers. And crisis of the Covid-19 forces, it is now online that these concerts are shared. Four albums of live recordings have been released: Footprints Live! From 1977 through 2002, he appeared on 10 Joni Mitchell studio albums, gaining him a wider audience. Supporting Members list unlimited gear with no listing fees in the Classifieds, get instant Keyword Alerts, and get Free Shipping at the TalkBass Store. [8], His early influences include Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins. 6. [16] The film is set to be released in 2020. So,” she added, “I know that Wayne and I are going to turn this around, and pretty soon we’re gonna be writing the biggest check to support the Foundation, because the work they do is unbelievable.”, “We should all have a wife like that,” said Oxenhorn. As his health permits, he continues to compose with a particular focus on completing a new operatic work. I hate saying it, but I also wish the poll winner wasn't 85, especially given that the runners-up, Threadgill and Andrew Cyrille, are 74 and 79, respectively — seemingly confirming the belief of the snottiest of young people that jazz is music created by old black men for the enjoyment of old white men. Wendy & Lisa, of Prince & the Revolution fame, preceded Khan with Melvoin’s vocal reading of “A Strange Boy.” “Lisa and I have not performed any of your music live before,” she told Mitchell from the stage, “because we perform it in our own homes, privately, quietly. It is a shame for America that someone of the stature of Wayne Shorter is confronted with this kind of situation. 1. [5], Wayne Shorter was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States,[1] and attended Newark Arts High School,[6][7] from which he graduated in 1952. After leaving Weather Report in 1986, Shorter continued to record and lead groups in jazz fusion styles, including touring in 1988 with guitarist Carlos Santana, who appeared on This is This! Male invitees voted at approximately the same rate, many declining for the same reason. fans of jazz worship and see him as one of the greatest performers of the Twentieth century. High Life received the Grammy Award for best Contemporary Jazz Album in 1997. In 1969, he played the soprano saxophone on the Davis album In a Silent Way and on his own Super Nova (recorded with then-current Davis sidemen Chick Corea and John McLaughlin). His first Blue Note album (of 11 in total recorded from 1964 to 1970) was Night Dreamer, recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in 1964 with Lee Morgan (trumpet), McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums). The health of Wayne Shorter is suddenly deteriorated, it is now a year and a half. Wayne Shorter was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States, and attended Newark Arts High School, from which he graduated in 1952. The New York Times did not hesitate to write a few years ago that "it is the greatest composer of jazz alive"... A legend that it is now necessary to support and preserve them as a treasure. Beginning with a cover depicting Shorter's face adrift in outer space, everything about Emanon seems intended to prove my point. See our, Read a limited number of articles each month, You consent to the use of cookies and tracking by us and third parties to provide you with personalized ads, Unlimited access to washingtonpost.com on any device, Unlimited access to all Washington Post apps, No on-site advertising or third-party ad tracking. This content is currently not available in your region. Whether or not Emanon — the winner of this year's NPR Jazz Critics Poll and Shorter's first album since Without a Net in 2013, which topped that year's poll — is an event, it's surely big, literally. Is bigger better? Mitchell presumably had the means to fund her own medical recovery — and, while she did not give a speech, smiled broadly as she walked into the club and chatted cheerfully with visitors — while Shorter admittedly has had a harder time of it recently, and, his legend notwithstanding, needed the org’s help. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Thank you for your support! In his youth Shorter had acquired the nickname "Mr. Gone", which later became an album title for Weather Report. TalkBass utilizes technology from //Commerce that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. 2005); Without a Net (rec. My favorite among this bumper crop of Americana is the debut album of a young saxophonist who's willing to share the spotlight with other soloists (especially violinist Sara Caswell, in her element riffing on tunes readymade for country fiddle) and name composer/arrangers (among them Bill Holman, Miho Hazama, and Ryan Truesdell, who also produced). The other original members were percussionist Airto Moreira, and drummer Alphonse Mouzon. Now, won't somebody complete the picture by doing an album of Monk's oddball Tin Pan Alley interpretations, like "Just One Way to Say That I Love You" and "There's Danger in Your Eyes, Cherie.". In 2000, Shorter formed the first permanent acoustic group under his name, a quartet with pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade, playing his own compositions, many of them reworkings of tunes going back to the 1960s. They match each other in wit and range on an imaginative program that includes Bach, Ellington, Geri Allen, and originals by each. Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DrayMiles, Dec 3, 2018. In the late 1970s and the early 1980s, he toured in the V.S.O.P. [14], In 2016, Shorter was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of music composition, the only jazz artist to receive the honor that year. [24], Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter – Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1988, Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition, Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, "Music Review: A Birthday Bash With a Harmonious Mix of Guests", "Sting and Wayne Shorter Win Polar Music Prize", "Celebrating one of Newark's own, a living jazz legend, at NJPAC", "Weather Report - Forecast: Tomorrow (Columbia Legacy)", "Thelonious Monk Lifetime Achievement Award", "Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Press Release", Wayne Shorter awarded Guggenheim Fellowship, "Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity Documentary", "Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity. (1986), the last Weather Report disc. Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DrayMiles, Dec 3, 2018. Also included within the supergroup was bassist Marcus Miller and drummer Cindy Blackman Santana. Besides, without looking up or guessing ages, the Top 50 is dotted with the names of musicians who began their recording careers post-millennium. 1 and 2, A Jazz Hour with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Blues March, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wayne_Shorter&oldid=981185433, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development alumni, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Articles with dead external links from August 2020, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1997: Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for "Aung San Suu Kyi" (on, 2003: Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for "Sacajawea" (on, 2003: Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group for, 2005: Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group for, 2014: Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for "Orbits" (on.

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