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Editors’ Notes

Speak No Evil is one of a handful of excellent releases that saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter put out on Blue Note in the mid-1960s. The music has similarities to Miles Davis’ work from around that time; no surprise there since Shorter played in and wrote for Davis’ legendary quintet. Speak No Evil’s opener, “Witch Hunt,” finds Shorter, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, and pianist Herbie Hancock spinning out finely shaped solos. Elvin Jones drives the band in his inimitable style and bassist Ron Carter displays his delicious sound. The cool and elegant “Dance Cadaverous” features an intriguing, low-key theme. Hancock is dazzlingly subtle, and Shorter’s statement is gorgeous. The title track swings sweetly as Shorter crafts a melodic solo, and Hancock’s thoughtful accompaniment is busy without ever getting in the way. (At times, his playing brings to mind McCoy Tyner.) “Infant Eyes”— which evokes another song written for a daughter, John Coltrane’s “Naima”— is a quiet wonder. The waltzing “Wild Flower” closes the album on a pleasingly moody note.

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Speak the Truth

Classic post bop recording for the ages. try and find any better!


Born: August 25, 1933 in Newark, NJ

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Though some will argue about whether Wayne Shorter's primary impact on jazz has been as a composer or as a saxophonist, hardly anyone will dispute his overall importance as one of jazz's leading figures over a long span of time. Though indebted to a great extent to John Coltrane, with whom he practiced in the mid-'50s while still an undergraduate, Shorter eventually developed his own more succinct manner on tenor sax, retaining the tough tone quality and intensity and, in later years, adding an element...
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