Saxophonist Wayne Shorter died yesterday at the age of 89. He truly was one of the most imaginative improvisors. Shorter's albums for the Blue Note label are classics. Listen to this magnificence:
Jazz fans know about his innovative work with Miles Davis in the so-called "Second Great Quintet."
And lots of KBCO listeners will remember the band Weather Report.
And did you know he played the tenor solo on this?
And how about this one?
There's a lot more, of course. Rest In Peace, Mr. Shorter. The World is a better place because you were in it.