Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter

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  • Title: Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter
  • Author: Michelle Mercer
  • ISBN: 9781585424689
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback

Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter Best Read || [Michelle Mercer] - Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter, Footprints The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has not only left his footprints on our musical terrain he has created a body of work that is a monument to artistic imagination Throughout Shorter s extraordin

Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter, Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter Best Read || [Michelle Mercer], Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter, Michelle Mercer, Footprints The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has not only left his footprints on our musical terrain he has created a body of work that is a monument to artistic imagination Throughout Shorter s extraordinary fifty year career his compositions have helped define the sounds of each distinct era in the history of jazz Filled with musical analysis by Mercer. Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter Best Read || [Michelle Mercer] - Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter, Footprints The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has not only left his footprints on our musical terrain he has created a body of work that is a monument to artistic imagination Throughout Shorter s extraordin

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Comments Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter

  1. Wayne Shorter is out there And in a good way This very involved, very intensely researched biography was a rare page turner Even better if you have a collection of his music to listen to while you read.


  2. hmmm, i don t know, i never really felt like the writer understood her subject the opening 40 pages offered some insights on this mad genius in the context of his formative years and musical experiences, but once wayne joins blakey s band, the book sets up this typical sequence of who played with whom, etc etc if you ve read miles davis autobiography, you are privy to a good deal information on that period than is offered herein, but there is a reprinting of the letter that wayne shorter wrote [...]


  3. This is a really cool book Mercer does a great job of capturing Shorter s quirky personality And his life is a history of jazz, so you get all the cool stories about Art Blakey, Miles, and Weather Report Very inspiring.


  4. I read this while I was working at IMN Wayne Shorter s booking agency and befriended the author Michelle Mercer Wayne Shorter is such an amazing person, so this book is great


  5. It s one of the most inspiring biographies I ve ever read Wayne is a very unusual character and often what he answers in interviews is quite difficult to understand, due to his love of unconsciously using Koans, metaphors, and parables.This book allows you to get to the heart of that and also to have some insight of his creative process, which turns out to be the gift that the book gives to the reader.Kudos to the author, Michelle Mercer, for making this book than a collection of stories about [...]


  6. The book was enjoyable Wayne Shorter is a living legend Through the years I d known Mr Shorter through the works of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock Also I was familiar with Mr Shorter through his group Weather Report as well as some of his earlier classics I d played little attention to what Shorter was doing with the music It s my opinion that fans, after reading this biography will have gained a better understanding and appreciation of not only Wayne s music but of Jazz music or any music altog [...]


  7. Wayne Shorter is one of the greatest innovators in the music that is broadly defined as jazz He is a most influential saxophonist whose tenor playing builds upon the foundations laid by earlier masters from Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young to Coltrane On soprano, he was the foremost pioneer since the late 1960s Most importantly, he is an extraordinary composer with an amazing breadth of knowledge and influences from Western classical to Brazilian music Born in 1933, Shorter is also one of the la [...]


  8. Respectable read about a jazz great.It is strange though to read a biography about the life and work of an artist who has continued to perform over ten years after the book was published, including creating the fantastic 2013 album Without a Net.



  9. I ve recently become fascinated by the music of Weather Report, particularly its Jaco Pastorius incarnation And I mostly read this book because I wanted to know Shorter s take on Jaco Pastorius, seeing how unique Jaco was and how problematic he became over time Shorter doesn t say much about Jaco, though this silence on Shorter s part is not troubling The book reveals Shorter as being interested in knowing when to speak and when to be silent, which amounts to knowing how to shape space via soun [...]


  10. The reviews on aren t good but it was a good read Mercer writes well It doesn t particularly seek to be objective Shorter cooperated and wrote the preface Herbie Hancock handled the forward It s an interesting text on which to reflect on this extended conversation of black quirkiness and or black nerds I recoiled at some of her commentary but generally found it to be a good read.


  11. An intimate look into the mind of a true genius Wayne Shorter known to some as sphinx for his seeming unknowability is richly brought to life in this book Shorter is a genius who thinks profoundly and deeply than most humans and composes music at an astounding rate A magnificent book about an abundantly productive and amazing mind.


  12. The title is true Michelle Mercer balances Wayne Shorter s music and life A beautiful portrait of each and their relationship Wayne Shorter is such an amazing musician and person I knew the first before I read Footprints Footprints reinforced the first for me and revealed the second.


  13. A well written biography on one of the most important jazz musicians of our time If you are interested in jazz, or in the music of Wayne Shorter, this book is indispensable.