Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter

Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter

by Michelle Mercer
     
 

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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,

Overview

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, enlivened by Shorter's vivid recollections, and enriched by more than seventy-five original interviews with his friends and associates, this book is at once an invaluable history of music from bebop to pop, an intimate and moving biography, and a story of a man's struggle toward the full realization of his gifts and of himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440629112
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Michelle Mercer is a writer and a music commentator for National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, and Down Beat.

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