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Horace Silver's BLUE NOTE classic from 1956/58.
on 12 November 2012
This early Horace Silver Quintet album comprises two sessions from 1956 & 1958.
Tracks 1-8(mono) were recorded on November 10, 1956 with Silver(piano), Hank Mobley(tenor sax), Donald Byrd(trumpet), Doug Watkins(bass) & Louis Hayes(drums).
Tracks 9-10(stereo) were recorded on June 15, 1958 with Silver(piano), Junior Cook(tenor sax), Donald Byrd(trumpet), Gene Taylor(bass) & Louis Hayes(drums) with a vocal by Bill Henderson on 'Senor Blues'.
All ten memorable tracks feature Silver originals with the highlights being 'Senor Blues'(all three versions), 'Cool Eyes', 'Camouflage' and the trio track 'Shirl'.
This RVG Edition(2000) of 'Six Pieces of Silver' contains almost an hour of soulful and swinging hard bop that still sounds fresh over 50 years later.