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With Wayne Shorter's death at age 89, jazz lost an innovative composer, saxophonist and bandleader. Mike knew a tribute was needed but didn't want to explore the usual suspects, so the boys take a trawl through lesser-known aspects of Shorter's career (while throwing in an overview as well to orient the less familiar). We look at his work as a sideman (both celebrated and little known), his brief re-emergence as a leader in the mid-seventies, and his acoustic comeback with his great quartet of the two-thousands.


  • Overview of Wayne Shorter's career 5:25
  • Discussion of Tony Williams' album Spring (Blue Note) 14:39
  • Discussion of Miles Davis' album Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel (Sony) 29:50
  • Discussion of Wayne Shorter's album Native Dancer (Columbia) 43:13
  • Wayne Shorter and Joni Mitchell 54:23
  • Discussion of Wayne Shorter's album Footprints Live (Verve) 57:35
  • Pop Matters 1:12:49
  • Wayne Shorter and criticism in the 1990s 1:23:29

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