Footprints The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter

ISBN-10: 1585424684

ISBN-13: 9781585424689

Edition: N/A

Authors: 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.
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List price: $14.95
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Michelle Mercer, a regular contributor to National Public Radio in the US, is the author of the critically aclaimed biography Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter (J P Tarcher). Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Down Beat, and numerous other publications. She lives in Colorado in the US. Visit

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