7:06 p.m.

"I remember once I asked Wayne for the time," Miller told Mercer. "He started talking to me about the cosmos and how time is relative." Miller and¬†Shorter ware waiting somewhere- an airport, a train station, a hotel. The band’s keyboardist, Joe Zawinul, who took charge of such matters as what the road crew was supposed to do and when, set Miller straight. "You don’t ask Wayne shit like that," he snapped.
"It’s 7:06 p.m."¬†

A story told by Hall Miller (a jazz historian who sometimes traveled on tour with Weather Report) in Michelle Mercer’s biography on Wayne Shorter, ‘Footprints’.