Wayne Shorter – Live In Marseille – 2013 – Past Daily Downbeat

Wayne Shorter - live in Marseille.
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Wayne Shorter- live at Festival des Cinq Continents 2013 – Marseille – July 23, 2013 – Radio France Musique –

Wayne Shorter this weekend, in concert from the Festival des Cinq Continents at Parc de Longchamp in Marseille during his 80th birthday celebraton on July 23, 2013.

He’s joined by Danilo Perez, piano – John Patitucci, bass and Brian Blade, drums – the concert was broadcast live and recorded by Radio France Musique and rebroadcast by FIP in Paris.

Digging around Wayne Shorter’s website, I thought I would share some of the bio and some of the accolades, in case you missed them:

“Wayne Shorter is not only one of jazz’s greatest composers but its angel of esotericism, an enlightened and arcane elder.”
– The New York Times

Considered to be one of the world’s greatest composers and one of the greatest jazz saxophonists of all time, Wayne Shorter is a recipient of 11 Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, five honorary doctorate degrees, the Kennedy Center Honor, Polar Music Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and many other awards and honors for his contributions to music. Wayne Shorter’s compositions have become jazz standards, and his music has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations. 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. The New York Times described Shorter in 2008 as “probably jazz’s greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser”.

In 2000, he 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. Four albums of live recordings have been released: Footprints Live; Beyond the Sound Barrier; Without a Net; and Emanon, with the latter, in addition to live material, including Shorter’s quartet in a studio session with the 34-piece Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Still going strong, heading into his 89th year – he continues to be a national treasure.

And here’s one of the reasons why.


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