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Wayne Shorter

1933 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Saxophone

Genres: Fusion, Jazz

Prolific musician and composer Wayne Shorter is responsible for some of the most revolutionary jazz of the 1960s, 1970s and beyond. The gifted saxophonist's energetic playing style (on both tenor and soprano) elevated the art of free flowing jazz, while his original compositions thoughtfully deconstructed the bop sound and laid the foundation for jazz fusion. It's unsurprising, then, that the acclaimed musician continues to follow an eclectic career path, guided more by artistic curiosity than commercial success.

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