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Alan Shorter

Alan Shorter has been played on NTS shows including Sendspaace , with Joseph first played on 5 May 2019.

Alan Shorter (May 29, 1932 - 1987) was a free jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, and the older brother of composer and saxophone player Wayne Shorter.

Alan was born in the Ironbound District in Newark, New Jersey. He started on alto saxophone, but switched to trumpet after graduating from high school. He attended Howard University but soon rebelled again the ultra-conservative atmosphere and dropped out (he later attended and graduated from New York University (NYU)). He played his first professional gigs with a local bebop big band…

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Alan Shorter
Verve Records1969
Joseph
Alan ShorterVerve Records1969
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