A documentary about American saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, a true jazz legend, has been announced as an intimate portrait of his life and half a century long career.
The documentary feature named Zero Gravity is about the 80-year old music innovator and multiple award winner whose work influenced generations of musicians. The shots for the movie began in 2006 and its premier has been announced for 2014.
Zero Gravity will capture concerts with the Wayne Shorter Quartet along with behind- the-scene collaborations with fellow artists and interviews with the great artist’s friends and family like Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Esperanza Spalding and Joni Mitchell.
Archival footage will show the years when the composer and saxophonist was a member Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, The Miles Davis Quintet and Weather Report, while his visual art, paintings and comic books, will serve as an illustration of his diverse and unique personality.
The documentary name was taken from Shorter’s project he explained with following words: “Zero gravity is freedom to transcend all dogma and confinement. Freedom, if not understood, can be one of the greatest shackles to mankind. Freedom is a living thing. I think some of the great composers knew that.”
Watch the Wayne Shorter Quartet performing one part of a composition called Zero Gravity.