Wayne Shorter (US jazz saxophonist and composer)

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Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

Jazz critic Ben Ratliff of the New York Times has described Shorter as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser." Many of Shorter's compositions have become jazz standards. His output has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations, including 10 Grammy Awards. He has also received acclaim for his mastery of the soprano saxophone (after switching his focus from the tenor in the late 1960s), beginning an extended reign in 1970 as Down Beat's annual poll-winner on that instrument, winning the critics' poll for 10 consecutive years and the readers' for 18.

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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1959 Introducing Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter 1
1962 Wayning Moments Wayne Shorter 3
1964 Juju Wayne Shorter 5
1965 Speak No Evil Wayne Shorter 6
1966 Adam's Apple Wayne Shorter 3
1967 Schizophrenia Wayne Shorter 2
1969 Super Nova Wayne Shorter 2
1979 The Soothsayer Wayne Shorter 3
1985 Atlantis Wayne Shorter 1
1987 Night Dreamer Wayne Shorter 3
1987 Odyssey of Iska Wayne Shorter 2
1987 Phantom Navigator Wayne Shorter 1
1988 Joy Ryder Wayne Shorter 1
1990 Native Dancer Wayne Shorter 1
1990 The Soothsayer Wayne Shorter 3
1993 Moto Grosso Feio Wayne Shorter 2
1994 A Tribute to Miles Davis Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Wallace Roney & Tony Williams 2
1995 Etcetera Wayne Shorter 2
1995 High Life Wayne Shorter 2
1996 Portrait Wayne Shorter 1
1997 1+1 Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter 3
1998 Second Genesis Wayne Shorter 1
2000 ADAM'S APPLE Wayne Shorter 1
2000 ADAM'S APPLE Wayne Shorter 1
2000 The All Seeing Eye Wayne Shorter 1
2001 Introducing Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter 1
2003 Alegria Wayne Shorter 1
2009 Super Nova Wayne Shorter 1
2013 Without Net Wayne Shorter 1
Beyond the Sound Barrier Wayne Shorter 1
The Dreamer Wayne Shorter 1
The Manhattan Project Wayne Shorter 1
Wayne & Friends Wayne Shorter 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1960 The Complete Vee Jay Sessions Compilation Lee Morgan & Wayne Shorter 1
1988 The Best of Wayne Shorter: The Blue Note Years Compilation Wayne Shorter 1
1997 Jazz Profile Compilation Wayne Shorter 1
2013 Mr. Gone: The Best of the Early Years + Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 1959-1960 Compilation Wayne Shorter 4 1
Works Compilation Wayne Shorter 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 En concert avec Europe 1: Olympia, 13 Mai 1961 Live Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers feat. Wayne Shorter 2
2002 Footprints Live! Live Wayne Shorter 1
2007 Live at the 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival Live Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter 2

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