Trailer for Celebrated Jazz Musician Doc ‘Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity’
“My emotions are taken to places I didn’t know existed.” Prime Video has unveiled an official trailer for a music documentary biopic titled Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity, about the extraordinary life and music of the accomplished musician Wayne Shorter. It will be streaming starting on August 25th, which would have been the saxophonist’s 90th birthday (he passed away in March earlier this year). Zero Gravity is an intimate portrait and cinematic ode to Jazz giant and saxophone player Wayne Shorter’s life and music. Depicted in three parts, each about a different period of Shorter’s life & music – from NYC to Buddhism and beyond. Shorter is considered one of the greatest modern composers and musicians of American music. “Zero Gravity isn’t just a documentary about a legendary jazz musician, it’s a story of Wayne Shorter’s life and how through adversity he grew to greatness. By turning obstacles into opportunities throughout his entire life, he showed through example that we can be masters of our own destiny.” The doc features Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Joni Michell, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Terence Blanchard, and others. Take a listen.
Official trailer (+ poster) for Dorsay Alavi’s doc Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity, direct from YouTube:
“Wayne Shorter made the invisible visible to music fans worldwide for over 6 decades. To know Wayne Shorter is to experience the sounds he created. His music conjures images, emotions, and transcendent moments that defy words. Zero Gravity is often a term that Wayne used for his approach to any creative venture; a weightless, exploration that unifies us without being bound to any expected or tried and true outcome. With his music, he created sounds that touched each individual to inspire fearlessness, to take action, and to become life leaders.” –Director Dorsay Alavi
For over 60 years, Wayne Shorter (jazz saxophonist & composer) has shattered the limitations of jazz and his compositions have become an industry standard. Depicted in three portals (Newark, NJ – Newark Flash in NYC – 1933 – 1971 / Faith is to be Fearless – 1972 – 1999 / Zero Gravity – 2000 – ∞), the viewer is transported into prolific periods of Shorter’s life and how through adversity, he grew to greatness and became one of the most influential musicians and composers in American music. Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity is directed by producer / filmmaker Dorsay Alavi, director of the films Sweet Underground and Better People previously, plus the Zero Gravity Live doc. Produced by Alavi; co-produced by Matthew Flint. Executive produced by Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Carlos Santana, & Joseph Walker. This hasn’t premiered at any festivals or elsewhere, as far as we know. Amazon will debut Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity streaming on Prime Video starting on August 25th, 2023 coming soon. Who wants to watch this?