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Wayne Shorter, one of the most influential jazz saxophonists in history, has passed away.  He was 89.

Rolling Stone writes that Shorter, "in addition to his own renowned albums and work with jazz supergroup Weather Report, collaborated with the likes of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, and Joni Mitchell … Over a career that spanned eight decades — from his 1959 debut to his 2023 Grammy-winning Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival — Shorter was one of the most prolific and visible ambassadors of jazz, expanding the boundaries of the art form itself while fusing its influence with all genres of music."

Shorter was among the recipients of the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors.