Wayne Shorter records ‘Speak No Evil’ with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Elvin Jones (1964)

Wayne Shorter’s ‘Speak No Evil’ is his sixth album recorded on December 24, 1964 with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Elvin Jones and released in 1966 By Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Witch Hunt (Wayne Shorter) – 08:07 . 2.Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum (Wayne Shorter) – 05:50 . 3.Dance Cadaverous (Wayne Shorter) – 06:45 . 4.Speak No Evil (Wayne Shorter) – 08:23 . 5.Infant Eyes (Wayne Shorter) – 06:51 . 6.Wild Flower (Wayne Shorter) – 06.00

Reid Miles

Musicians : Wayne Shorter — Tenor Saxophone . Freddie Hubbard — Trumpet . Herbie Hancock — Piano . Ron Carter — Double Bass . Elvin Jones — Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Recorded On December 24, 1964 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1966 By Blue Note.

Package : Reid Miles asterisques RVM – Design, Photography . Don Heckman – Liner Notes .


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It is not too difficult to place Wayne Shorter’s third album as a leader for Blue Note as the darker twin sister of Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage”. Recorded less than five months earlier with an essentially similar line up, “Speak No Evil” offers on the surface at least the distaff side of the uplifting themes of “Maiden Voyage” […]

Yes, these waters are eerie, yet universally appealing, perhaps a hint unsettling in order to match the cover and thematic of the record, but do not worry… Wayne Shorter and Co won’t let you fall. […]

I have to resist the temptation to use too many adjectives like “moody,” “atmospheric” and “original,” but Speak No Evil is all of those things. At the same time, it keeps a classic jazz flavor. It swingsand it’s filled with the blues, wonderful improvisations and terrific ensemble playing. […]


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