Wayne Shorter(1933) is highly regarded everywhere as a saxophonist and composer who occupies a very important place in the history of jazz. The career of this living legend already spans over four decades but the key year for Shorter was 1964. It was then that his voice was heard as a fully-fledged member of the famous quintet of Miles Davis. Take, for example, the frenetic album Miles Smiles from 1966. Of the album's six numbers, Shorter supplied three and these included the classics Orbits and Footprints. Shorter left Miles in 1970 to form his own band with Joe Zawinul: Weather Report. This legendary formation openly chose for a fusion of jazz, rock and R&B and recorded huge successes. Since 2001, Shorter had been touring with his trusted musical companions pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade, but the latter has now been replaced by Jorge Rossy.