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Horace Silver Quintet: June 1977 (livelove Series Vol 2)

Read "June 1977 (livelove Series Vol 2)" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

When the Horace Silver Quintet took the stage in Bremen in June, 1977, Silver was nearing the end of his long association with Blue Note Records. Much of the band's book was drawn from recent albums: the title tune from In Pursuit of the 27th Man (Blue Note, 1973), and two each from Silver 'N Brass ...

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Horace Silver Quintet: Silver's Serenade

Read "Silver's Serenade" reviewed by Samuel Chell

What's with the producers at Blue Note/EMI? Or is it engineer Rudy Van Gelder who decides what gets reissued? Silver's Serenade is vintage, nicely representative music by the pianist-composer's best known ensemble, but it was never out of print. By contrast, one of the few Silver sessions for which the term “inspired" might apply--Further Explorations by ...

Horace Silver Quintet: Six Pieces of Silver

Read "Six Pieces of Silver" reviewed by Joel Roberts

This 1956 recording by the Silver Quintet, featuring Hank Mobley on tenor sax and Donald Byrd on trumpet, is pure hard-bop heaven created by some of the masters of the genre. After spending the previous two years playing piano on some of Miles Davis' classic Prestige and Blue Note albums, and touring with the Art Blakey ...