Dance Cadaverous (6:45)

Cover of Speak No Evil

From Speak No Evil and 2 other releases

Recorded on December 24th 1964 at the Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey, and is the third track from the album Speak No Evil.

Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
Freddie Hubbard - trumpet
Herbie Hancock - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Elvin Jones - drums

This piece is said to be Shorter’s take on Jean Sibelius’ Valse Triste.


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  • StuartHaden1


    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • otsile_de_exile

    I realize I'm about to break a trend here, but I think this song a bit too cadaverous and sort of spoils the album. Speak no evil, just latent truth.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • StuartHaden1

    Edmund Burke: "All it needs for evil to succeed is for good people to remain silent." Thank you Wayne. Eloquent and honest.

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Cure1980

    melodic jazz symphonie like Saxophone as well--

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Kelphill

    This is so saxy. Make me want some late night sax.. Music to mine ears. I one day will play again!!

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • StuartHaden1

    Speak the truth as you see it without evil intent. We must communicate about the injustices that are taking place. Only if we complain can we change things for the better. Edmund Burke said that: "All it needs for evil to succeed is for good people to remain silent." Speak out, quietly or loudly what upsets you. so that others may know the truth and beware.

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
  • teomama

    so gently,with so much love, telling us the truth about it all, thank you , Wayne ,

    15 Jul 2012 Reply
  • abunono

    Necháme katedrála v Kolíne nad Rýnom. Vzhľadom k tomu, že patrí. Čo to niekde inde? To nedáva zmysel. A na svoje staré miesto, je ešte dobre v zábere.

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • bobgreen623

    Stuart Haden you are the man! Totally agree with your comments, and this is a lovely tune

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Fambroughmusic

    Wayne has always been my favorite since my childhood days. His music never sounds dated. So smooth and refined. He is truly a genius.

    8 Dec 2011 Reply
  • oluham557

    Brilliant Composer. This tune sounds like a waltz.

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • StuartHaden1

    The great body of jazz legends leave their spirits to inhabit other souls who through intuition and talent nurture the next generation to carry on what they have started until at last a higher state of consciousness is reached for all the human race, Long live the great art of music and especially jazz which is the great intuitive art of improvisation coupled with great musical knowledge and a sense of what is to be put in order for the appropriate balance of human environment where all live in harmony with others and with the natural environment,

    30 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Jnet1965

    I love the previous comment !!!!!!!!!!!!

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • robdeg57

    It's amazing to me that we are witnessing the twilight years of some great trailblazing legends of jazz-those who have shaped jazz into what it has become now and is being carried on by the next generstion of fine players!Long live the spirit of the truely American musical art form!!!!

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Thinspread

    Herbie is the king!

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Assedor

    Wayne Shorter has brought the considerable contribution to development of bebop juzz by uniqueness of the sounding, a brightly pronounced melody and a composition of songs.

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
  • moondancer195

    I'm a convert, this is great

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • xrayguybwc

    Hey all.Wayne has a ton of albums. look him up. he has been in some of the greatest bands.I have seen him several times.

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • go94022


    20 Apr 2011 Reply
  • delaluis

    oh wow, oh ye

    18 Nov 2010 Reply
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