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Horace Silver The Very Best

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CD Details

  • Released: May 24, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: EMI


  • 1.Doodlin'
  • 2.The Preacher
  • 3.Senor Blues
  • 4.Soulville
  • 5.Sister Sadie
  • 6.Song for My Father
  • 7.The Cape Verdean Blues
  • 8.The Jody Grind

Product Description:

Personnel: Horace Silver (piano); Horace Silver; Carmell Jones (trumpet); Doug Watkins, Gene Taylor , Teddy Kotick, Bob Cranshaw (bass instrument); Larry Ridley (drums); Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson, Junior Cook, Tyrone Washington (tenor saxophone); Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham, Art Farmer, Woody Shaw, Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Louis Hayes, Art Blakey, Roger Humphries (drums).
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, NJ.
Photographer: Francis Wolff.
At eight tracks, this Blue Note compilation is quite concise, yet it stands as a superb, well-selected sampler of one of the finest jazz musicians of the post-bop era. Horace Silver's piano playing--tasteful, melodic, funky, and bearing a wide range of stylistic influences--is always a joy to hear, yet it is his writing that makes his work endure. Silver's compositions swing relentlessly, and are meticulously arranged, with memorable themes, and just the right combination of lean and fat.
THE VERY BEST selects tunes from seven of Silver's '50s and '60s Blue Note releases, showing his range from straight bluesy groove ("The Preacher") to low-slung bop ("Doodlin'") to boogaloo ("The Jody Grind") to Silver's own highly sophisticated, genre-blenders ("Song for My Father"). Latin rhythms play a part in the artist's sound. "The Cape Verdean Blues," for example, rides a beat borrowed from the song's geographical namesake, which provides a spicy foundation for solos from Silver, trumpeter Woody Shaw, and tenor man Joe Henderson. Help from other Blue Note luminaries of the era, including trumpeters Kenny Dorham, Donald Byrd, and Art Farmer, saxophonist Hank Mobley, and drummer Art Blakey, make this disc a feast from the golden age of post bop.

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  • UPC: 724347739729
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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