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RIP Wayne Shorter (1933-2023)

Wayne Shorter, Belgrade, October 2010. Photo copyright Tim Dickeson

Sebastian writes:

A tribute to Wayne Shorter, who has died today at the age of 89, will follow.


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Meanwhile there are some great posts appearing to mark the passing of a true innovator and force for good.

  • Herbie Hancock has written: “Wayne Shorter, my best friend, left us with courage in his heart, love and compassion for all, and a seeking spirit for the eternal future. He was ready for his rebirth. As it is with every human being, he is irreplaceable.”
  • Helen Sung: “I believe Wayne lives on with his unique power & grace, but our world is less vibrant without him on this plane of existence. He continues to blaze trails ahead, inspiring me each day. Thank you Wayne – for everything”
  • Charles Lloyd: “It has been a deeply sad morning to learn that my brother and fellow explorer of the Inner and Outer Universe Wayne_Shorter has left town. The Maestro was a visionary, a great composer, and a friend with whom I shared a love for the Eternal Now. Barche Lamsel”

In sadness.

Born Newark, New Jersey, 25 August, 1933. Died Los Angeles, 2 March 2023

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