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Footprints

The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter

Footprints by Michelle Mercer
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Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has not only left his footprints on our musical terrain, he has created a body of work that is a monument to artistic imagination. Throughout Shorter's extraordinary fifty-year career, his compositions have helped define the sounds of each distinct era in the history of jazz.

Filled with musical analysis by Mercer, enlivened by Shorter's vivid recollections, and enriched by more than seventy-five original interviews with his friends and associates, this book is at once an invaluable history of music from bebop to pop, an intimate and moving biography, and a story of a man's struggle toward the full realization of his gifts and of himself.
Penguin Publishing Group; March 2007
336 pages; ISBN 9781440629112
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Title: Footprints
Author: Michelle Mercer
 
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1440629110
9781440629112
9781585424689