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Speak No Evil
LP (12" album, 33 rpm)
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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, March 23, 1999
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Speak No Evil is recent Grammyr-winner, Wayne Shorter's sixth album. Recorded in 1964 and released on Blue Note in 1965 the album features Shorter on tenor sax with Herbie Hancock on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Speak No Evil combines elements of hard bop and modal jazz on the album's six tracks: "Witch Hunt," "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum," "Dance Cadaverous," "Speak No Evil," "Infant Eyes" and "Wild Flower". Celebrating 50 years since its recording, Speak No Evil was newly-remastered for vinyl by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger in Los Angeles as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
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I won't comment on the music or performance, as much more experienced Jazz fans have done that, but it's considered a classic, and a "Core Collection" recording by many. For the performance I would give a four to five star rating, but this vinyl release left me slightly underwhelmed.
Blue Note's 75th anniversary initiative to re-release highlights from their catalogue has given many newer fans to start building a Jazz collection on band new pristine vinyl. I've bought a couple so far including "Midnight Blue", "Idle Moments" and "Undercurrent" all of which have been wonderfully re-mastered and issued on heavy weight 180g vinyl.
Unfortunately "Speak no Evil" doesn't seem to have had the same treatment, the vinyl is thin, and side two of my copy decidedly crackly. The actual mastering does not seem to have the depth and warmth of the other releases, and is rather thin sounding.
I'm wondering if that this was because this release was one of the first in the new 75th series, and they later decided to issue subsequent releases on 180g vinyl. A shame, as this is one of the classics.
I don't mean to detract from the greatness of this recording, but I think credit must be given where it's due. Lee Morgan should be acknowledged. If you are a serious jazz fan, consider buying "Search For The New Land" as well.