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02.03.2023 Der am 25. August 1933 in Newark (New Jersey) geborene US-amerikanische Jazz-Saxofonist und -Komponist Wayne Shorter (Bild) ist am 2. März 2023 in Los Angeles gestorben. "Mit John Coltrane und Sonny Rollins gehörte er zur 'vordersten Linie' der Saxofonisten im Modern Jazz." (*) Er spielte mit wohl allen Jazz-Grössen seiner Zeit und veröffentlichte während seiner ganzen Karriere hochgelobte Alben. Legendär sind u.a. seine Arbeiten mit Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, der John Coltrane Band, dem Miles-Davis-Quintett, Herbie Hancock, McCoyTyner und natürlich mit der stilbildenden Jazz-Rock-Formation Weather Report (mit Joe Zawinul, Miroslaw Vitouš, später Jaco Pastorius und Peter Erskine). Shorter begleitete Carlos Santana und die Rolling Stones auf Tourneen und spielte auf mehreren Alben von Joni Mitchell und mit Steely Dan. Später leitete er ein famoses Quartett mit dem Pianisten Danilo Pérez, dem Bassisten John Patitucci sowie dem Schlagzeuger Brian Blade. Wayne Shorter erhielt ungezählte Auszeichnungen, darunter zwölf Grammys.

Bild: Wayne Shorter, 2006 - Foto: Tom Beetz @ http://home.hetnet.nl/~tbeetz/index.html - Lizenz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wayne_Shorter.jpg 

In Memoriam: Wayne Shorter, 1933-2023

One of the most prodigious composers and singular, harmonically sophisticated improvisers in jazz history, tenor and soprano saxophonist Wayne Shorter died March 2 in Los Angeles. He was 89. (…)

An NEA Jazz Master, 12-time Grammy Award winner and DownBeat Hall of Famer, Shorter received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in 2013 and the following year was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his “prolific contributions to our culture and history.” Shorter was awarded Sweden’s Polar Music Prize in 2017 and was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2018.

Bill Milkowski


The nimble performer was a leading light in the hard-bop and jazz-rock fusion movements

“Visionary composer, saxophonist, visual artist, devout Buddhist, devoted husband, father and grandfather Wayne Shorter has embarked on a new journey as part of his extraordinary life – departing the earth as we know it in search of an abundance of new challenges and creative possibilities,” read a statement from a spokesperson for Shorter. “Always inquisitive and constantly exploring – ever the fearless and passionate innovator – Shorter was 89 years young and had just won his 13th Grammy Award in February.”

Gil Kaufman


Wayne Shorter, Jazz Legend Who Collaborated With Miles Davis and Joni Mitchell, Dead at 89

Prolific Grammy-winning saxophonist also recorded with Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock in addition to his own renowned albums and work with supergroup Weather Report.

Over a career that spanned eight decades — from his 1959 debut to his 2023 Grammy-winning Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival — Shorter was one of the most prolific and visible ambassadors of jazz, expanding the boundaries of the art form itself while fusing its influence with all genres of music.

Daniel Kreps


Wayne Shorter, Jazz Titan and Saxophonist of Weather Report, Dies at 89

Initially counted among hard bop’s foremost young lions of the early ’60s, Shorter developed a personal style that mated forceful swing with a sometimes angular attack that incorporated tenets of the day’s avant-garde players. Originally a star on tenor, he became a lyrical voice on the soprano sax in the electric unit Weather Report. He forged a wholly distinctive and instantly identifiable approach to his instruments.

“You have to know the difference between what you’re told and what you find out for yourself,” the musician — known as “Mr. Gone” and “Mr. Weird” for his out-there personality — told critic Bob Blumenthal in 2002.

Chris Morris


Wayne Shorter, sage of the saxophone, dies at 89

In a statement released by Shorter's publicist Alisse Kinglsey, Hancock, described as Shorter's "closest friend for more than six decades," wrote, "Wayne Shorter, my best friend, left us with courage in his heart, love and compassion for all, and a seeking spirit for the eternal future. He was ready for his rebirth. As it is with every human being, he is irreplaceable and was able to reach the pinnacle of excellence as a saxophonist, composer, orchestrator, and recently, composer of the masterful opera '...Iphigenia'. I miss being around him and his special Wayne-isms but I carry his spirit within my heart always.“

Felix Contreras


Wayne Shorter, Innovator During an Era of Change in Jazz, Dies at 89

His career as an influential tenor saxophonist and composer reached across more than half a century, tracking jazz’s complex evolution during that span.

Mr. Shorter had a sly, confiding style on the tenor saxophone, instantly identifiable by his low-gloss tone and elliptical sense of phrase. His sound was brighter on soprano, an instrument on which he left an incalculable influence; he could be inquisitive, teasing or elusive, but always with a pinpoint intonation and clarity of attack.

Nate Chinen


Wayne Shorter, a saxophonist and composer who was universally acknowledged as one of the most original and influential jazz artists of the last six decades

“Maestro Wayne Shorter was our hero, guru and beautiful friend,” Don Was, president of Blue Note records, said in a statement Thursday. “His music possessed a spirit that came from somewhere way, way beyond and made this world a much better place.” (…)

“When you go onstage,” he (Wayne Shorter) told the Washington Post in 2013, ”you have to put away all your Grammys, your accolades, put away all your newspaper articles. Go out there in your pajamas and tell a story.”

Don Heckman


Wayne Shorter obituary

In his youth, the jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter was awarded the nickname “Mr Gone”, in recognition of his distant, otherworldly air. As he rose to prominence with the bands of Art Blakey and Miles Davis, with the fusion outfit Weather Report, with the singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, alongside the guitarist Carlos Santana and with his own groups, that sense of cool detachment helped him to create a musical microclimate that was unique and immediately identifiable.

Richard Williams


Muere el saxofonista Wayne Shorter, el jazzista total, a los 89 años

El músico fue fundador de Weather Report, pilar del mejor quinteto de Miles Davis y uno de los compositores más influyentes de la historia del jazz.

Yahvé M. de la Cavada


Morto Wayne Shorter, il grande sassofonista aveva 89 anni

Gigante del jazz e maestro del sax prima nel quintetto di Miles Davis e poi nei Weather Report, il musicista è morto in un ospedale di Los Angeles.

Carlo Moretti


Mort de Wayne Shorter: saxo de l’ange

Dans le monde du jazz, il était celui qui les aura tous mis d’accord. Des fans de groove aux amateurs les plus orthodoxes, pas un ne manqua de respect à Wayne Shorter. Plus qu’un père, mieux qu’un parrain, le saxophoniste aura incarné une figure tutélaire dont l’aura poétique plana sur le métier, au-dessus du commun des mortels. C’était cela Wayne Shorter, un musicien dont la hauteur de vue se traduisait constamment par des visions totalement ésotériques.

Jacques Denis


Wayne Shorter, figure du jazz américain, est mort à l'âge de 89 ans

Le jazzman américain Wayne Shorter, saxophoniste considéré comme l'un des plus grands compositeurs de jazz des Etats-Unis, est mort jeudi à Los Angeles à l'âge de 89 ans. Il a passé quasiment soixante ans au sommet de l'histoire du jazz.



Am Saxophon überirdisch

Wayne Shorter war ein Musiker für existenzielle Augenblicke: Man hört es zum Beispiel im Song "Burn" von Sängerin Norah Jones. In der Mitte des Songs glimmen ganz feine Töne eines Blas-Instruments, die sofort eine magische Aura entfalten. Und dieses Blas-Instrument ist das Sopransaxophon von Wayne Shorter. Wenn dieser Musiker spielte, weiteten sich die Dimensionen.

Roland Spiegel


Schlüssel zum Kosmos

Der Jazz-Saxophonist Wayne Shorter prägte die vergangenen 70 Jahre wie nur wenige. Jetzt ist er mit 89 Jahren gestorben.

Andrian Kreye


Der bescheidene Gigant

Ein Ton genügte, einer dieser lang gezogenen, jeden Klangnebel zerteilenden und dann wieder in die Unendlichkeit davonschwebenden Töne seines Sopransaxofons, und man wusste: Dieser Sirenengesang kann nur von einem Musiker stammen. Wayne Shorters oboenhafte Schärfe tauchte jede Umgebung in ein intensiveres Licht.

Dass ihm dies inmitten einer Bigband ebenso glückte wie im Duo mit seinem alten Pianistengefährten Herbie Hancock, ist weniger verwunderlich, als dass es ihm auch bei Joni Mitchell gelang.

Gregor Dotzauer


Wayne Shorter, Mundstück des Modern Jazz

Wieviel Charakter der Klang von Shorters Sopran- und Tenorsaxofon besaß, hat sein Weggefährte, der Pianist Herbie Hancock einmal mit einem Bonmot beschrieben, das Martin Kunzler in seinem Jazz-Lexikon zitiert: "In seinem Fall hört man nicht einfach jemanden Saxofon spielen. Man hört einen Mann durch den Sound des Horns hindurchkommen.“

Christoph Irrgeher


Ein Schamane des Klangs, ein Mystiker der Harmonie

Er zählte zu den stilbildenden Jazzsaxofonisten. Sein lyrisches Spiel war so faszinierend wie seine schillernden Kompositionen.

Ueli Bernays


Wayne Shorter 1980

Bild: Wayne Shorter, 1980 - Foto: Chris Hakkens, https://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_hakkens/4635922559/in/set-72157624128078190/ - Lizenz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wayne-Shorter_in_Amsterdam,_1980.jpg

Audios / Videos:

Wayne Shorter - Footprints (Remastered)


Miles Davis - Bitches Brew - Sanctuary


Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil


Steely Dan - Aja


Wayne Shorter - Endangered Species


Wayne Shorter - Footprints (Live At Montreux 1991)


Wayne Shorter Quintet - Children of the Night - Jazz à Vienne 1996 - LIVE


Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, and Brian Blade - Full Concert (OFFICIAL) 2004


2 Heineken Jazzaldia: concierto de Wayne Shorter Quartet (2017)


WEATHER REPORT LIVE Molde Jazz Festival 1972 - Zawinul Shorter Vitous Gravatt Romao


Weather Report - Live at Montreux (1976) [Remastered]


WEATHER REPORT - Duet (Zawinul & Shorter) Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1976















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Wayne Shorter 2010

Bild: Wayne Shorter, 2010 - Foto: Mattia Luigi Nappi, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mattia_Luigi_Nappi?uselang=de - Lizenz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.de - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wayne_Shorter_at_the_Teatro_degli_Arcimboldi.jpg?uselang=de




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