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Wayne Shorter, photographed in 2014. The famed saxophonist's ambitious new project, Emanon -- encompassing three discs of interweaving jazz explorations and orchestral arrangements, with an accompanying graphic novel — was released Sep. 14, 2018. NurPhoto/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Jazz musician Wayne Shorter performs on the stage of the 51st edition of "Jazz a Juan" a Jazz music festival on July 15, 2011 in Juan-les-Pins, Antibes. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wayne Shorter performs at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival. Farrad Ali hide caption

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Wayne Shorter: Artist In Residence At The Detroit Jazz Festival

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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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Wayne's World: Wayne Shorter With The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

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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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08Gingerbread Boy

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    Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4
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    2015

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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 performs with Herbie Hancock at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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

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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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Without A Net

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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 On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

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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: 'Speak No Evil'

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Weather Report: 'Heavy Weather'

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Miles Davis: 'Nefertiti'

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