Horace Silver Quintet

Further Explorations

£35.99
  • Horace Silver Quintet - Further Explorations
25th September 2020 / LP / Blue Note

Horace Silver Quintet

Further Explorations

£35.99

Pianist Horace Silver’s sixth release on the Blue Note label.

Further Explorations documents hard-bop pioneer Horace Silver’s quintet featuring Art Farmer on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on tenor saxophone, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. One can always expect a Horace Silver date to groove, but this session from January 1958 is particularly inspired, with the pianist penning all but one of the compositions. “The Outlaw” is one of Silver’s most irrepressible creations with brilliant solos from Jordan, Farmer, and Silver. “Moon Rays” is what Silver referred to as a “walking ballad” that gives the band plenty of room to stretch out.

Blue Note Records’ Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analogue recordings, mastered from the original tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl and presented in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).

Recorded January 13 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey

Side A:
The Outlaw
Melancholy Mood
Pyramid

Side B:
Moon Rays
Safari
Ill Wind
Format /LP
Released /25th September 2020
Catalogue / 0881140
Barcode / 0602508811401
Label /Blue Note
Genre / Jazz
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