Alan Shorter

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... read moreWayne Shorter's trumpet playing older brother had neither the talent nor the success of his legendary sibling. Alan Shorter was a somewhat limited trumpeter player whose work could nevertheless be affecting. More than Wayne, Alan traveled in free jazz circles. He played on Archie Shepp's classic...

Key songs

One Million Squared (Instrumental)
Alan Shorter
10:45
Beast Of Bash (Instrumental)
Alan Shorter
2:50
Disposition (Instrumental)
Alan Shorter
26:56

Key albums

Tes Esat
Tes Esat
2004

Biography

Active: 1960s

Wayne Shorter's trumpet playing older brother had neither the talent nor the success of his legendary sibling. Alan Shorter was a somewhat limited trumpeter player whose work could nevertheless be affecting. More than Wayne, Alan traveled in free jazz circles. He played on Archie Shepp's classic Four for Trane (Impulse! , 1965), as well as Wayne's The All Seeing Eye (Blue Note, 1965), and a few lesser-known sessions in the '60s before fading from view. Both albums Alan made as a leader are out-of-print; one, however -- Orgasm (Verve, 1968) -- was reissued in the late '90s in a limited edition. ~ Chris Kelsey~ Rovi

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