Wayne Shorter: Getting to the Essence of Innovation
Since Wayne Shorter arrived on the jazz scene in 1959, his composing and playing styles have been marked by originality, sparkling innovation and unpredictable, off-the-wall musical shifts. Those characteristics are part of every aspect of his being, and as he approaches his 80th year on the planet, they show no signs of abating. This month alone, he has released a superb new album on Blue Note and debuted major works at concert halls in New York and Los Angeles. Enjoy this interview with Laura Sullivan of NPR.