Jazz pioneer Wayne Shorter dies at 89

The saxophonist was part of two seminal groups, the Miles Davis Quintet and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers

By The Associated Press

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Wayne Shorter plays the saxophone during a live concert performance at the Town & Country Club in London, circa April 1987. Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Shorter, an influential jazz innovator whose lyrical, complex jazz compositions and pioneering saxophone playing sounded through more than half a century of American music, has died. He was 89.

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