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Footprints : the life and work of Wayne Shorter

Author: Michelle Mercer
Publisher: New York : J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter traces the course of his fifty-year career, from his youth in 1930s Newark, New Jersey, to the present day, and assesses his influence on the development of modern jazz.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mercer, Michelle, 1972-
Footprints.
New York : J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2004
(OCoLC)639425024
Named Person: Wayne Shorter; Wayne Shorter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Mercer
ISBN: 158542353X 9781585423538
OCLC Number: 56419636
Notes: "Foreword by Herbie Hancock"--Jkt.
Description: xii, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Water babies --
Bop fiend: "As weird as Wayne" --
The Newark flash --
Hard drinking, hard bop with the Jazz Messengers --
The elders --
Children of the night --
Miles smiles --
Sanctuary --
Music for films that would never be made --
We were always here --
Native dancers and fairy-tale friends --
Elegant people in heavy weather --
Wild flowers --
Joy Ryder --
"Get your cape out of the cleaner's and fly, Superman!"--
High life --
Super nova --
Prometheus unbound.
Responsibility: Michelle Mercer.

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A portrait of jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter traces the course of his fifty-year career, from his youth in 1930s Newark, New Jersey, to the present day, and assesses his influence on the development of modern jazz.

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