In Saxophone News: Wayne Shorter
Why We’re Obsessed With Wayne Shorter
This past Monday had NPR.org posting a in-depth interview with Wayne Shorter’s biographer, Michelle Mercer. Obviously one of Wayne Shorter’s biggest fans, she offers her uniquely exhaustive insights on the music and the man.
The interview covers topics such as Wayne’s revolutionary role in Brazilian jazz as well as the way his mother didn’t want him distracted from his creativity in any way – not even to take out the trash. Of course, the article goes into the Miles Davis years as well as his current quartet project.