So Long to 89-Year-Old Music Legend Wayne Shorter
A Brief Tribute from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large
Posted March 3rd, 2023
If you live in Niagara or anywhere in the Greater Toronto/Hamilton Area, and you’ve been listening to the weather reports over the past 24 hours up to the posting of this piece – around 4 p.m. this March 3rd – – you have probably heard that any hour now, we may be in for one hell of a winter storm.
So if there is still time and you don’t have all of the food and other necessities you may need to ride through what may be one of the winter’s wildest storms at home, stop reading this NOW and get out to the nearest stores to pick whatever you may need for the next 24 hours or so up.
And speaking of weather reports, the world has just lost the co-founder of Weather Report, one of the greatest jazz/fusion groups of all time.
His name was Wayne Shorter who passed away this March 2nd, 2023 and who was also a key musicians in other legendary jazz groups, including Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and in the 1960s, leading up to the formation of the group Weather Report, iconic groups led by the one and only Miles Davis.
Wayne Shorter, who was one of the very last great jazz saxophone players left, including Sonny Rollins (who is still with us) from the golden age of Bebop, Cool Jazz and Fusion, also performed on one of Miles Davis’s most other-worldly jazz fusion albums Bitches Brew.
Here is Wayne Shorter and a great line-up from the group Weather Report, performing Birdland, one of that group’s most popular songs from 1977.
To listen and watch, click on the screen below. I ask all who have never heard it to give it a chance. It should be worth it. –
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