Wayne Shorter: Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum




Wayne Shorter (tenor sax)


Speak No Evil (Blue Note BLP 4194)

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Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Elvin Jones (drums).

Composed by Wayne Shorter


Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 24, 1964


Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

On this date, not only are the tunes classic, everyone’s solos stand out as some of the most classic of all time. After the first declarative phrase, Freddie Hubbard comes down a bit, using dynamics, then gets funky and bends notes as only he can. At 1:48 he takes a phrase, repeats it a little differently each time, and ends his solo definitively. It should be noted that these are not particularly easy chord changes, and Freddie effortlessly snakes his way through them.

Reviewer: Randy Brecker

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