Horace Silver in the '60s (1959-1965)

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Despite revisionist history that suggests that the energy of hard bop was spent by the time the sixties came, in the last hour we heard from the great 1960s Freddie HubbardWayne ShorterCurtis FullerCedar Walton edition of The Jazz Messengers. In this hour of Jazz at 100, we will turn to Horace Silver's terrific 1960s quintets, featuring trumpeters Blue Mitchell, Carmell Jones and Woody Shaw; tenor players Junior Cook and Joe Henderson and guest trombonist—the veteran—JJ Johnson. The two flagship ensembles of hard bop were alive and well in the 1960s.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Horace Silver Quintet. "Swingin' the Samba" from Finger Poppin' (Blue Note) 3:50
  • Horace Silver Quintet. "Juicy Lucy" from Finger Poppin' (Blue Note) 9:05
  • Host speaks 14:49
  • Horace Silver Quintet. "Sister Sadie" from Blowin' the Blues Away (Blue Note) 17:30
  • Horace Silver Quintet. "Peace" from Blowin' the Blues Away (Blue Note) 23:46
  • Host speaks 29:43
  • Horace Silver Quintet. "Song for My Father" from Song for My Father (Blue Note) 31:31
  • Host speaks 38.45
  • Horace Silver Quintet with JJ Johnson. "Nutville" from Cape Verdean Blues (Blue Note) 42:17
  • Horace Silver Quintet. "Pretty Eyes" from Cape Verdean Blues (Blue Note) 49:28
  • Host Outro 56:53


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