Wayne Shorter documentary in preparation

A documentary about the life and music of Wayne Shorter is slated for release in 2014 by Brave World Pictures

The decades-spanning career and music of jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is to be captured in a full-length documentary, planned for release by Brave World Pictures in 2014.

Titled Zero Gravity and directed by Dorsay Alavi, the film includes interviews with Shorter, his band members, friends and colleagues, footage from Shorter's years with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the Miles Davis Quintet and Weather Report, as well as behind-the-scenes and candid footage from Shorter's private life.

The film's title is inspired by Shorter's comments about his improvisational work, which he describes as "the ability to detach oneself from anything that holds one hostage beyond a time allowed."

Of the film, director Dorsay Alavi says: "A film has never documented Shorter's prolific life and career until now. This is the year to celebrate Wayne Shorter's life and musical legacy as he turns 80 years old."

Fans who wish to pledge funds towards the completion of the film can receive unique collectibles from the film's production company, including artwork by Shorter, concert tickets, autographed items, tickets to Shorter's 80th birthday party in August and tickets to a private dinner with Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

Find out more about the film at wayneshorterdoc.com and at the film's dedicated Facebook page. You can donate funds towards the film's completion at pledgemusic.com.

Sally Evans-Darby

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Posted by Greg Lee, 17 June 2013, 22:04 (1 of 1)

A more deserving subject in jazz I cannot imagine. Shorter is The Man.
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