Mar 02, 2023
By Christine Ross
He was a jazz innovator who appeared on 10 albums with Canadian icon Joni Mitchell.
American jazz great Wayne Shorter has died at 89. No cause of death was given.
His compositions and pioneering saxophone playing sounded through more than half a century of American music.
Shorter was a tenor saxophonist who made his debut in1959 and would go on to be a founding member of two of the most seminal jazz groups: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and the Miles Davis Quintet.
Over the next eight decades, his wide-spanning collaborations would include co-founding the ’70s fusion band Weather Report.