WAYNE SHORTER — Speak No Evil

Jazz music community with review and forums

WAYNE SHORTER - Speak No Evil cover
4.24 | 21 ratings | 2 reviews
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 1966

Filed under Post Bop
By WAYNE SHORTER

Tracklist

A1 Witch Hunt (8:07)
A2 Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum (5:50)
A3 Dance Cadaverous (6:41)
B1 Speak No Evil (8:21)
B2 Infant Eyes (6:50)
B3 Wild Flower (6:02)

CD re-release bonus (1999):
7. Dance Cadaverous (alternate take) (6:35)

Total Time: 48:51

Line-up/Musicians

Wayne Shorter — tenor saxophone
Freddie Hubbard — trumpet
Herbie Hancock — piano
Ron Carter — bass
Elvin Jones — drums

About this release

Blue Note BLP 4194 (US)

Recorded on December 24, 1964 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Thanks to snobb, kazuhiro, dreadpirateroberts, js for the updates

Buy WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL music

Amazon (logo)
Speak No Evil [LP]Speak No Evil [LP]
Blue Note 2014
$14.99
$19.85 (used)
Speak No EvilSpeak No Evil
Imports 2014
$29.42
$28.78 (used)
Showing 2 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
NEW OPEN BOX Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Vinyl NEW OPEN BOX Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Vinyl USD $1.41 (1 bids)
2 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (CD) Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (CD) USD $8.81 Buy It Now 2 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (1999) rudy Van gelder edition incl bonus track Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (1999) rudy Van gelder edition incl bonus track USD $3.77 (0 bids)
3 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (Vinyl Used Very Good) Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (Vinyl Used Very Good) USD $16.05 Buy It Now 3 days
WAYNE SHORTER SPEAK NO EVIL LP Vinyl Album RECORD NEW WAYNE SHORTER SPEAK NO EVIL LP Vinyl Album RECORD NEW USD $36.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $26.21 Buy It Now 4 days
Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $26.69 Buy It Now 4 days
WAYNE SHORTER SPEAK NO EVIL CD EXCELLENT CONDITION WAYNE SHORTER SPEAK NO EVIL CD EXCELLENT CONDITION USD $4.95 Buy It Now 5 days
Speak No Evil [Remaster] by Wayne Shorter (CD, Blue Note Label) Oz Seller Speak No Evil [Remaster] by Wayne Shorter (CD, Blue Note Label) Oz Seller USD $8.45 (4 bids)
5 days
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil ltd SACD Album NEW sealed Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil ltd SACD Album NEW sealed USD $69.47 Buy It Now 6 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil Cd Only Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil Cd Only USD $3.33 Buy It Now 6 days
WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL CD - BLUE NOTE CLASSIC! - WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL CD - BLUE NOTE CLASSIC! - USD $1.99 (0 bids)
6 days
WAYNE SHORTER JAPAN MINI SPEAK NO EVIL BLUE NOTE CD WAYNE SHORTER JAPAN MINI SPEAK NO EVIL BLUE NOTE CD USD $35.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil VINYL NEW Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil VINYL NEW USD $22.79 Buy It Now 6 days
WAYNE SHORTER-SPEAK NO EVIL -JAPAN SHM-CD Free Shipping with Tracking# New Japan WAYNE SHORTER-SPEAK NO EVIL -JAPAN SHM-CD Free Shipping with Tracking# New Japan USD $28.51 Buy It Now 6 days
Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter (CD, 1999, Blue Note RVG Edition) ACCEPTABLE Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter (CD, 1999, Blue Note RVG Edition) ACCEPTABLE USD $5.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil CD JAPAN TOCJ-6656 Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil CD JAPAN TOCJ-6656 USD $16.99 Buy It Now 7 days
WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL - VINYL LP - NEW WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL - VINYL LP - NEW USD $27.87 Buy It Now 7 days
WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL - VINYL LP - NEW WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL - VINYL LP - NEW USD $27.80 Buy It Now 7 days
WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL - VINYL LP - NEW WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL - VINYL LP - NEW USD $27.23 Buy It Now 7 days
WAYNE SHORTER-SPEAK NO EVIL CD 1999 BLUE NOTE RVG WAYNE SHORTER-SPEAK NO EVIL CD 1999 BLUE NOTE RVG USD $5.03 Buy It Now 8 days
WAYNE SHORTER Speak No Evil Freddie Hubbard Elvin Jones Herbie Hancock SEALED LP WAYNE SHORTER Speak No Evil Freddie Hubbard Elvin Jones Herbie Hancock SEALED LP USD $24.97 Buy It Now 8 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil [VINYL] Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil [VINYL] USD $29.06 Buy It Now 8 days
WAYNE SHORTER SPEAK NO EVIL LP & CD COMBO RARE COLLECTORS 2008 TREASURES SERIES WAYNE SHORTER SPEAK NO EVIL LP & CD COMBO RARE COLLECTORS 2008 TREASURES SERIES USD $152.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil VINYL NEW Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil VINYL NEW USD $20.41 Buy It Now 9 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil Vinyl LP Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil Vinyl LP USD $19.98 Buy It Now 9 days
WAYNE SHORTER Speak No Evil JAPAN CD TOCJ-4194 1995 WAYNE SHORTER Speak No Evil JAPAN CD TOCJ-4194 1995 USD $96.19 Buy It Now 10 days
Speak No Evil [Remaster] by Wayne Shorter. Speak No Evil [Remaster] by Wayne Shorter. USD $12.27 Buy It Now 10 days
Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil (UK IMPORT) CD NEW Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $7.58 Buy It Now 11 days
Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil (UK IMPORT) CD NEW Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $8.27 Buy It Now 11 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (remastered) [New CD] Rmst Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (remastered) [New CD] Rmst USD $13.33 Buy It Now 11 days
Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil, Excellent, Audio CD Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil, Excellent, Audio CD USD $8.26 Buy It Now 11 days
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil 7tracks Album Music CDs Japan Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil 7tracks Album Music CDs Japan USD $20.90 Buy It Now 12 days
Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter (CD, Sep-1988, Blue Note Records) Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter (CD, Sep-1988, Blue Note Records) USD $8.00 Buy It Now 13 days
Speak No Evil (99 Dig.Rem.) - Wayne Shorter Compact Disc Free Shipping! Speak No Evil (99 Dig.Rem.) - Wayne Shorter Compact Disc Free Shipping! USD $12.46 Buy It Now 13 days
WAYNE SHORTER-SPEAK NO EVIL -JAPAN SHM-CD WAYNE SHORTER-SPEAK NO EVIL -JAPAN SHM-CD USD $22.02 Buy It Now 15 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil NEW CD Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil NEW CD USD $6.46 Buy It Now 15 days
Speak No Evil - Wayne Shorter (Weather Report) RMSTR CD 1999 Like New FREE Ship Speak No Evil - Wayne Shorter (Weather Report) RMSTR CD 1999 Like New FREE Ship USD $9.49 Buy It Now 16 days
WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL [REMASTER] NEW CD WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL [REMASTER] NEW CD USD $12.32 Buy It Now 16 days
WAYNE SHORTER-SPEAK NO EVIL-JAPAN SHM-SACD BONUS TRACK Ltd/Ed Japan Tracking WAYNE SHORTER-SPEAK NO EVIL-JAPAN SHM-SACD BONUS TRACK Ltd/Ed Japan Tracking USD $50.66 Buy It Now 17 days
WAYNE SHORTER Speak No Evil JAPAN CD TOCJ-9160 1999 WAYNE SHORTER Speak No Evil JAPAN CD TOCJ-9160 1999 USD $43.03 Buy It Now 17 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil - CD - New Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil - CD - New USD $10.17 Buy It Now 17 days
WAYNE SHORTER - Speak No Evil - CD - **Mint Condition** WAYNE SHORTER - Speak No Evil - CD - **Mint Condition** USD $18.75 Buy It Now 17 days
WAYNE SHORTER WAYNE SHORTER "SPEAK NO EVIL" CD NEW+ USD $14.12 Buy It Now 17 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil [New Vinyl] Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil [New Vinyl] USD $18.05 Buy It Now 18 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil [New Vinyl] Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil [New Vinyl] USD $23.89 Buy It Now 18 days
Speak No Evil [Remaster] by Wayne Shorter. Speak No Evil [Remaster] by Wayne Shorter. USD $8.23 Buy It Now 19 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (Rvg) (NEW CD) Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (Rvg) (NEW CD) USD $8.18 Buy It Now 19 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil  Remastered (CD Used Very Good) Remastered Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil Remastered (CD Used Very Good) Remastered USD $14.20 Buy It Now 19 days
Wayne Shorter - Wayne Shorter - "Speak No Evil" - CD USD $39.00 Buy It Now 19 days
WAYNE SHORTER-SPEAK NO EVIL -JAPAN SHM-CD WAYNE SHORTER-SPEAK NO EVIL -JAPAN SHM-CD USD $25.09 Buy It Now 19 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil [New SACD] Ltd Ed, Shm CD, Japan - Import Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil [New SACD] Ltd Ed, Shm CD, Japan - Import USD $47.73 Buy It Now 19 days
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil LP sealed vinyl RE reissue Blue Note Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil LP sealed vinyl RE reissue Blue Note USD $27.77 Buy It Now 20 days
Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil CD (Blue Note Jazz 1964) Freddie Hubbard/Elvin Jones Wayne Shorter-Speak No Evil CD (Blue Note Jazz 1964) Freddie Hubbard/Elvin Jones USD $6.46 Buy It Now 20 days
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil 7tracks Album Music CDs Japan Used Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil 7tracks Album Music CDs Japan Used USD $20.85 Buy It Now 20 days
WAYNE SHORTER SPEAK NO EVIL LP & CD COMBO + NIGHT DREAMER LIMITED BLUE NOTE SET WAYNE SHORTER SPEAK NO EVIL LP & CD COMBO + NIGHT DREAMER LIMITED BLUE NOTE SET USD $169.99 Buy It Now 22 days
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Blue Note/Music Matters Ltd. 2 X LP, 45 RPM Vinyl NM Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Blue Note/Music Matters Ltd. 2 X LP, 45 RPM Vinyl NM USD $99.99 Buy It Now 23 days
WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL CD - BLUE NOTE CLASSIC! - WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL CD - BLUE NOTE CLASSIC! - USD $9.99 Buy It Now 23 days
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil [New SACD] Ltd Ed, Shm CD, Japan - Import Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil [New SACD] Ltd Ed, Shm CD, Japan - Import USD $47.18 Buy It Now 23 days
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Vinyl LP NEW sealed Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $32.32 Buy It Now 23 days
Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter USD $9.77 Buy It Now 24 days
Wayne Shorter SPEAK NO EVIL Blue Note 75th Anniversary STEREO New Vinyl LP Wayne Shorter SPEAK NO EVIL Blue Note 75th Anniversary STEREO New Vinyl LP USD $18.04 Buy It Now 24 days
SPEAK NO EVIL [LP] [VINYL] WAYNE SHORTER NEW VINYL RECORD SPEAK NO EVIL [LP] [VINYL] WAYNE SHORTER NEW VINYL RECORD USD $18.04 Buy It Now 26 days
WAYNE SHORTER Speak No Evil JAPAN CD TOCJ-9160 1999 OBI WAYNE SHORTER Speak No Evil JAPAN CD TOCJ-9160 1999 OBI USD $326.62 Buy It Now 26 days
WAYNE SHORTER Speak No Evil CD Europe Emi 1987 7 Track (Cdp7465092) WAYNE SHORTER Speak No Evil CD Europe Emi 1987 7 Track (Cdp7465092) USD $6.29 Buy It Now 28 days
CD/ WAYNE SHORTER Speak no Evil - Blue Note, Jazz 1999 remaster CD/ WAYNE SHORTER Speak no Evil - Blue Note, Jazz 1999 remaster USD $7.56 Buy It Now 29 days
Speak No Evil [Remaster] by Wayne Shorter (CD, May-1999, Blue Note (Label)) Speak No Evil [Remaster] by Wayne Shorter (CD, May-1999, Blue Note (Label)) USD $10.19 Buy It Now 29 days
Showing all 69 items | Price may be different, data is cached, expiring in 24h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

WAYNE SHORTER SPEAK NO EVIL reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

js
Although Wayne Shorter had been involved in some great music since the beginning of his career, with his 1965 release, “Speak No Evil”, he really began to show his remarkable gifts as a composer. About half of this album is made up of the sort of inovative hard bop that Wayne was already known for, while the rest of the album reveals an inventive composer who writes long winding melodies, that defy typical patterns, backed by lush harmonic changes that merge modern jazz with the advanced harmonies of modern concert hall composers. Shorter’s compositional ideas have been some of the most influential in modern jazz, yet very few can duplicate the high originality of his work.

In many ways, “Speak No Evil” can be seen as a warm up to the post bop masterpieces, such as “Nefertiti” and “Sorcerer”, that Wayne will create over the next few years with Miles Davis. With Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter on board for “Speak”, most of Miles’ future band is already here working out the ideas that they will bring to Miles’ second great quintet. Certainly Shorter’s more experimental compositions bring out some very creative playing from Herbie Hancock as well. To fans of Miles’ second quintet, its interesting to hear his future side men present the musical seeds that they will bring to maturity later with Miles.

Its also interesting to hear Shorter’s tenor playing back in these early days of his career. Overall his playing on “Speak”, as well as most of his earlier albums, is stronger, busier and a bit bluesier than the more sparse and abstract style he would develop later in his career. On the hard bop tunes he has a big full sound reminiscent of Coltrane, but also with a few wacky melodic leaps that show Shorter had been appreciating. Erik Dolphy as well. Possibly the best cuts though are the more introspective “Dance Cadaverous” and “Infant Eyes”, where Herbie and Wayne have the time and room to really stretch things out.
dreadpirateroberts
Swinging hard bop with a gentle surprise.

Within one of the all time greatest album sleeves, Shorter has collected a top-notch group of musicians (Hubbard, Hancock, Carter and Elvin Jones on the kit) for a strong but not always distinctive set of hard bop.

As ever, there is a generous sharing of soloing space across the record, exemplified in the upbeat opener 'Witch Hunt.' From there the album takes a sharp turn, with the more measured 'Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum' (a highlight for me) and 'Dance Cadaverous' with its menacing piano lurking beneath the sometimes gentle horns. The piece has some restrained playing from the entire group, and Hancock especially shines.

The album picks up the pace again with 'Speak No Evil' and shows Shorter mixing up his phrasing with some inspired soloing. It's probably the hardest track on the album, as 'Infant Eyes' is more of a sparse and tenderly played ballad (another highlight) and 'Wild Flower' occupies the middle ground between 'Witch Hunt' and 'Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum.'

It's a nice place to start with Shorter, or with hard bop in general, as the musicians on this one are all superb and the tracks are solid originals. Overall however, I can't go as high as five stars, because the album doesn't really stay with me the way some of my other favourites do. But thanks to the lovely surprise of 'Infant Eyes' or the menacing and understated 'Dance Cadaverous' I've no problem rating 'Speak No Evil' at four stars. As it says up top, 'an excellent addition to any jazz music collection.'

Members reviews

No WAYNE SHORTER SPEAK NO EVIL reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • allmelody
  • Fant0mas
  • KK58
  • AucaCoyan
  • wideopenears
  • pinknote
  • Anster
  • stevedupreez
  • mittyjing
  • darkprinceofjazz
  • Sean Trane
  • trinidadx13
  • Drummer
  • kostasprog
  • Krilons Resa
  • Hawkwise
  • zorn1
  • Llewellyn
  • richby

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Fabian Almazan Trio : This Land Abounds with Life Post-Fusion Contemporary
FABIAN ALMAZAN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Other Matters Post Bop
RICH PERRY
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

Come as You Were
HILARY GARDNER
js· 16 hours ago
How to be a Weirdo
ROB REICH
js· 16 hours ago
Ambrosia
DIERK PETERS
js· 1 day ago
.44 Blues
BLUFF CITY BACKSLIDERS
js· 1 day ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us