Wayne Shorter: Dance Cadaverous
Wayne Shorter (tenor sax)
Speak No Evil (Blue Note 46509)
Composed by Wayne Shorter.
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, December 24, 1964
Rating: 91/100 (learn more)
After an extended run with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (alongside trumpeter Lee Morgan) from 1959 to 1964, Shorter quickly became involved in another long run as a member of the legendary Miles Davis Quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. In 1964, the year of transition between these two groups, Shorter amazingly recorded three landmark solo recordings: Night Dreamer, Juju and Speak No Evil. This chromatically structured Shorter original comes from Speak No Evil, featuring an all-star cast of musicians performing a set of Shorter compositions. Note the extensive use of polyrhythm in solos by Hancock and Shorter.
Reviewer: Eric Novod
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