Wayne Shorter at 80

A legendary artist, an extraordinary career.

Wayne Shorter, though, at 80 years old is not merely resting on his laurels.

He is still active, still performing in concert, and recording music.

His artistry, dedication, passion and enormous love of music is truly inspiring.

At 80, Still a Figure of Vitality and Influence
By LARRY BLUMENFELD

Bassist John Patitucci remembers the LPs his grandfather gave him when he was 10. “I kept listening to Art Blakey’s ‘Mosaic’ album, with Wayne Shorter in the band,” he said in an interview. “Wayne’s composition ‘Children of the Night’ sounded strange and magical. His playing was great, but it was his writing that reached inside a little kid who had no experience with jazz and touched him.”

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