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Wayne Shorter Quartet At Newport

Wayne Shorter performs with Herbie Hancock at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.
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Wayne Shorter performs with Herbie Hancock at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Wayne Shorter Quartet With Herbie Hancock, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

August 4, 2013 Among the most influential jazz composers of all time, the saxophonist turns 80 this year. He returns to Newport with his crackerjack quartet to celebrate, and his old friend Herbie Hancock also swung through Rhode Island to mark the occasion.

Wayne Shorter is among the most influential jazz composers of all time. His performances are relatively scarce, but he's turning 80 this year and he's returned to Newport to celebrate. His quartet of more than a dozen years tears apart and reconstructs his tunes — and some other pieces — in a Mr. Potato Head style. It's thrilling and a little mystifying alike. And his old friend Herbie Hancock also swung through Rhode Island to mark the occasion.

Personnel
  • Wayne Shorter, saxophones
  • Danilo Pérez, piano
  • John Patitucci, bass
  • Brian Blade, drums
  • Herbie Hancock, piano

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About The Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival, was founded by jazz pianist George Wein in 1954 as the first outdoor music festival of its kind devoted entirely to jazz, and is now universally acknowledged as the grandfather of all jazz festivals. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.

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