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Speak No Evil (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) [Remastered]


Download links and information about Speak No Evil (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) [Remastered] by Wayne Shorter. This album was released in 1964 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 48:48 minutes.

Artist: Wayne Shorter
Release date: 1964
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 7
Duration: 48:48
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No. Title Length
1. Witch Hunt 8:11
2. Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum 5:54
3. Dance Cadaverous 6:45
4. Speak No Evil 8:23
5. Infant Eyes 6:54
6. Wild Flower 6:06
7. Dance Cadaverous (Alternate Take) 6:35



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.