Wayne Shorter  

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Wayne Shorter (1933 – 2023) was an American composer and saxophonist working in the jazz idiom and known for compositions such as "Footprints" (1966) which has become standards.

Shorter came to prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and eventually primary composer for, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. In the 1960s, he joined Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, and then co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report. He recorded over 20 albums as a bandleader.


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