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Saturday, June 06, 2020

Wayne Shorter Fundraiser

Steve Andrews has, sadly, brought to my attention this article in the Radio France online magazine France Musique giving details of fundraising concerts to assist saxophone legend Wayne Shorter now 86, with his medical bills.

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Lance.

1 comment :

Steve T said...

Incredible that this man has financial woes.
He was indispensable in the Second Great Quintet - the unfortunate joke he was George Coleman's Hip Replacement - increasingly becoming recognised as the greatest jazz group ever assembled; he was co-conspirator in Weather Report, all but universally recognised (alongside Mahavishnu) as the most important Fusion Band of the lot; alongside his highly credible solo work and his contributions as sideman on many seminal albums.
What a crazy upside down world we live in when you consider some of the ludicrous white pop-stars who are multi-millionaires.

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