Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil (1964)

Speak no Evil is from the album Night Dreamer , Wayne Shorters debut on Blue Note. The album was recorded and released in 1964.

In an interview with Nat Hentoff, Shorter focused on the album’s meaning: “What I’m trying to express here is a sense of judgment approaching – judgment for everything alive from the smallest ant to man. I know that the accepted meaning of “Armageddon” is the last battle between good and evil – whatever it is. But my definition of the judgment to come is a period of total enlightenment in which we will discover what we are and why we’re here.” [source]

Tracks: Night Dreamer; Oriental Folk Song; Virgo; Black Nile; Charcoal Blues; Armageddon; Virgo

Reginald Workman – Bass
Elvin Jones – Drums
McCoy Tyner – Piano
Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone
Lee Morgan – Trumpet
Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer


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