Wayne Shorter: Infant Eyes
Wayne Shorter (tenor sax)
Speak No Evil (Blue Note RVG Edition)
Composed by Wayne Shorter.
Recorded: New Jersey, December 24, 1964
Rating: 91/100 (learn more)
Wayne Shorter, the master composer of post-bop jazz, is in full form on this ballad written for his daughter. Herbie Hancock opens with a wonderful piano introduction, followed by Shorter's haunting but beautiful melody. The harmonic structure is very beneficial to Wayne's tenor solo. The uniqueness of the changes allows Shorter and Hancock to exchange wonderfully developed ideas. This song is a strong testament to the genius and more importantly the versatility of Wayne Shorter both as composer and improviser.
Reviewer: Jared Pauley