May 20, 2023 – 6:44 am

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WAYNE SHORTER R.I.P. 1933 - 2023

One of the greatest jazz saxophonists, Wayne Shorter, has died in Los Angeles on March 2. His longtime label Blue Note said in a statement: “Visionary composer, saxophonist, visual artist, devout Buddhist, devoted husband, father, and grandfather Wayne Shorter has passed away at age 89, departing the earth as we know it and embarking on a new journey as part of his extraordinary life. Shorter was surrounded by his loving family in Los Angeles at the time of his transition.”

Herbie Hancock twittered: “Wayne Shorter, my best friend, left us with courage in his heart, love and compassion for all, and a seeking spirit for the eternal future. He was ready for his rebirth. As it is with every human being, he is irreplaceable.”

In the 1950s, he played with the Jazz Messengers among the likes of Blakey, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, eventually becoming the group’s musical director. But in 1964 he was swooped away after several attempts by jazz legend Miles Davis to become part of Davis’ Second Great Quintet. It was there he played alongside the prolific pianist Hancock. Recording solo albums gave him more creative freedom. He began fusing jazz with rock and Latin music, birthing the sounds admired in his next musical group Weather Report. Adding funk and R&B grooves, in 1977 Shorter’s Heavy Weather album went platinum and reached the US top 30 charts. In 1997, the song “Aung San Suu Kyi” won both Hancock and Shorter a Grammy Award (Best Instrumental Composition).

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Helsinki 1967 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Kulttuuritalolla [Kulturzentrum], Helsinki, Finland; November 1, 1967. Very good radio broadcast.

Thanks to original uploader survivor69; and to albanberg for sharing the show at Dime.

albanberg noted:

I got this from Dime back in 2020, I believe. I’ve cleaned up the metadata in the files and generated new checksums and removed some of the original text from the txt file that was no longer relevant, the rest of which follows below.

This is a perfect recording of a stellar quintet, coming from YleisRadio Oy archives, Finnish national radio, but of unprecised lineage. Tunes segue into each other, it is basically a sole long suite of cooooool jazz, whatever that means. It is a commonly traded set, maybe not always seen in its possibly complete form

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Track 01. Agitation (Miles Davis) 4:39
Track 02. Footprints (Wayne Shorter) 12:29
Track 03. Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) 1:55
Track 04. Walkin I (Richard Carpenter) 3:48
Track 05. Walkin II (Richard Carpenter) 12:22
Track 06. Masqualero (Wayne Shorter) 13:05
Track 07. radioutro 0:18
49 mins

Miles Davis - trumpet
Wayne Shorter
- tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock
- piano
Ron Carter - bass
Tony Williams
- drums

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  1. 9 Responses to “MILES DAVIS QUINTET - HELSINKI 1967”

  2. Thank you! Second Great Quintet always welcome.

    By peacenluvmaaan on May 20, 2023

  3. I dying to have a sausage party with some of the biggest names the cunt bebe mentioned

    By Derrick on May 21, 2023

  4. Miles emptied his spit valve on my face once

    I still get hard thinking about it

    By Derrick on May 21, 2023

  5. Empty-headed filthos at it again.

    By Θήο on May 22, 2023

  6. Hey Yoko Θήο, have you got a new album lined up?

    By Derrick on May 22, 2023

  7. Some big ole triple size hoagies on these darkies I hear . White gals loved em ) . They was big in the britches

    By ELU on May 23, 2023

  8. Some big ole triple size hoagies on these darkies I hear . White gals loved em ) . They was all super big in the britches

    By ELU on May 23, 2023

  9. Thanks , Finland Mentioned !!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Arto Parviainen on May 23, 2023

  10. Where exactly is Finland?

    By HHH on May 23, 2023

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