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Wayne Shorter

Jazz saxophonist and composer

Armando Bellmas
Armando Bellmas
Wayne Shorter

Today on Ecléctico you're listening to the great jazz saxophonist and composer, Wayne Shorter. His influence on music and composition is groundbreaking, making his mark in jazz in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis's second great quintet, and Weather Report, a jazz fusion group he co-founded in the 1970s. He also led his own groups, as you'll hear on this sextet recording. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article on the Jazz Desk blog.

"Go" by Wayne Shorter
1969 | Jazz saxophonist and composer

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Schizophrenia is one of Wayne Shorter's most beautiful and lesser known Blue Note albums. The music travelled fast in the late 1960s. Schizophrenia was recorded in early 1967 between Miles Davis' Miles Smiles and Sorcerer on which Shorter was the principal composer, but it was not released until 1968, after Filles de Kilimanjaro was released, Miles Davis first electric album.

Schizophrenia also became Shorter's last acoustic Blue Note 1960s album. The instrumentation, a sextet with a three-horn frontline, even reminds of the Art Blakey Jazz Messengers for which Shorter was the musical director in the early 1960s. Not only Shorter was member of that band but also trombonist Curtis Fuller, while alto saxophonist and flautist James Spaulding was a previous member of the Sun Ra band before he became a member of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's band.

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