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Horace Silver: Live at Newport '58

Read "Live at Newport '58" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

From his first recordings with the Jazz Messengers in 1954, Horace Silver's values as pianist, bandleader and composer have been clearly evident: buoyant swing propelled by strong riffs and ensemble drive, along with expressive, edited-in-advance solos. There's a kind of controlled enthusiasm at the center of Silver's music, a slightly formal celebration that owes much to ...

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Horace Silver: Live at Newport '58

Read "Live at Newport '58" reviewed by J Hunter

The John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk Quartet earth-shaker At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note, 2005) set a pretty high watermark, and other historical recordings inevitably have a lot to live up to. Pianist Horace Silver's Live at Newport '58 is very good, and is certainly historically significant, but is it Carnegie Hall good? Perhaps not quite.

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Horace Silver: Live At Newport '58

Read "Live At Newport '58" reviewed by Chris May

Fifty years on, and previously unreleased, this boisterous festival performance by pianist Horace Silver's quintet is 40 minutes of hard swinging, compositionally distinguished, primo hard bop. It's also the only known recording by a band in the process of morphing from the line-up which recorded Further Explorations (Blue Note, 1958) to the one which cut Finger ...

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Horace Silver: Live at Newport '58

Read "Live at Newport '58" reviewed by Greg Camphire

Blue Note continues to bless fans with hidden gems from deep in its vaults with Live at Newport '58, a previously unreleased set catching Horace Silver in the midst of his ascent as a major creative force. Featuring a transitional line-up of the pianist's revolving quintet as they headline the famed festival, the band can be ...