Jazz legend Wayne Shorter accepts the applause of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra during a retrospective of his music in May. Frank Stewart/Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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Miles Davis poses at the side of stage during the Newport Jazz Festival. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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Songs We Love: Miles Davis Quintet, 'Gingerbread Boy' (Live At Newport)

Hear a newly unearthed recording of the Miles Davis Quintet from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.

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Wayne Shorter, who turned 80 in 2013, won the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll by a large margin. Robert Ashcroft/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net. Robert Ascroft/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wayne Shorter's new album, Without a Net, comes out Feb. 5. Robert Ascroft/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wayne Shorter's 2003 album Alegria finds the saxophonist and composer matching his quartet with orchestral textures. Thomas Dorn/Verve Records hide caption

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Wayne Shorter performs with his quartet at the 2008 Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival in Basque Country, Spain. Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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