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Footprints Paperback – 20 May 2008

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: J P TARCHER/PENGUIN PUTNAM (20 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585424684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585424689
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 850,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paperback. Pub the Date: March. 2007 Pages: 318 in Publisher: penguin 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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Wayne the Enigma 9 Aug. 2013
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Rather than going the route of some jazz biographies that take a session-by-session approach, this biography instead focuses on the total human being, which in Wayne Shorter's case, an oracle, a zen master of musical and verbal conundrums, is just the right approach for an understanding of where the music is coming from.
Five Stars 26 Dec. 2014
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Amazing bio of a true living legend of Jazz, one of its truly great composers and improvisers.
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the definitive Wayne Shorter 29 Jan. 2013
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Beautifully written bio of one of the great jazz composer/improvisers. A must read for all Shorter fans, and the perfect introduction to his music for those who want to learn.
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Good Biography 21 Aug. 2013
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Very readable. Speaks to the complete person, not only the musician. Full story arc of a great man's life. Long live Wayne!
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Still intrigued 2 May 2014
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I love Wayne's music, and his playing. It was good to read of his philosophy and get a small insight into how he developed.
Tantalising is the best way I could describe it - a small drop of Shorter left me wanting more
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