US saxophonist Wayne Shorter dies at 89

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The American saxophonist Wayne Shorter died at 89

Wayne Shorter in 2000 while receiving a Grammy Award for his work on J.J. Johnson's song “In Walked Wayne”

American musician Wayne Shorter, saxophonist considered one of the greatest jazz composers in the United States, died Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 89.

His agent, Alisse Kingsley, confirmed the news to AFP in a written message, but without revealing the cause of death of the musician, born August 25, 1933 in Newark, near New York, and whose influence on jazz has lasted more than half a century.

The one who the New York Times calls an innovative, fearless and enigmatic musician played with the biggest names in jazz, including Miles Davis, and excelled on both soprano and tenor saxophone, notably with his group Weather Report.

one of the last living legends of jazz, a musical genre he embraced in the 1950s, after a youth as a clarinetist.

With his brother Alan Shorter (1932-1988) , they played bebop and called themselves Mr Weird (Mr. Bizarre) and Doc Strange (Dr Étrange), sporting dark glasses in the half-light of jazz clubs.

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