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Wayne Shorter

Convocation Hall, Toronto, November 27, 1977. Photo courtesy of Jean-Luc Ourlin
Background information
Born (1933-08-25) August 25, 1933 (age 83)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Genres Modal jazz, crossover jazz, post-bop, hard bop, jazz fusion, third stream
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Years active 1958–present
Labels Blue Note, Columbia, Verve
Associated acts Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Joni Mitchell, John Pattitucci, Weather Report
Website www.wayneshorter.com

You know the actor John Garfield? In one movie he walked up to this train station, the ticket booth, and the guy says, ‘Yes, where are you going?’ And he says, ‘I want a ticket to nowhere.’ I thought: that’s it. The freedom to do that. I want a ticket to nowhere.
Wayne Shorter
You’re like the girl who left her shadow in the drawer, but when she went to get it, it wasn’t there.
Wayne Shorter