"…work in between the cracks, where the voice starts dancing, where the body starts singing, where theater becomes cinema…"

Wayne Shorter – Black Nile

Wayne Shorter - at Birmingham Symphony Hall on 7th March 2003

USAWayne Shorter: “Black Nile”


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

He is generally acknowledged to be jazz’s greatest living composer, 
and many of his compositions have become standards.

Shorter’s output has earned worldwide recognition,
critical praise and various commendations, including multiple Grammy Awards.

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.”

2 responses

  1. D

    Another classic composition from Wayne Shorter – I love the way he uses such a small amount of melodic material to structure his compositions. His tunes are easily singable and yet harmonically complex at the same time. A genius!

    September 26, 2011 at 1:42 am

    • exactly…like the precious melodies of traditional music – with density (or not) – they use the small amount to construct the music / it’s the unspeakable use of minimum, it’s the minimalistic interpretation of the life; “easy singable and yet harmonically complex at the same time” – not just genius but even more, another one negotiation with the truth

      – thank you for (the accuracy of) your comment, Dominic

      September 27, 2011 at 12:04 am

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