Horace Silver records ‘Blowin’ the Blues Away’ for Blue Note (1959)

Horace Silver‘s’Blowin’ the Blues Away’ is an album recorded on August 29-30 & September 13, 1959 with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor and Louis Hayes and released the same year by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Blowin’ The Blues Away (Horace Silver) – 04:44 . 2.The St. Vitus Dance (Horace Silver) – 04:09 . 3.Break City (Horace Silver) – 04:57 . 4.Peace (Horace Silver) – 06:02 . 5.Sister Sadie (Horace Silver) – 06:19 . 6.The Baghdad Blues (Horace Silver) – 04:52 . 7.Melancholy Mood (Horace Silver) – 07:10

Musicians : Horace Silver – Piano . Junior Cook – Sax (Tenor) . Louis Hayes – Drums . Billy Mitchell – Sax (Tenor) . Blue Mitchell – Trumpet . Gene Taylor – Bass

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Paula Donohue – Illustrations . Ira Gitler – Liner Notes . Reid Miles – Cover Design

Recorded August 29-30 & September 13, 1959 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1959 By Blue Note.

(Source Horace Silver‘s’Blowin’ the Blues Away’ | The Official Website of Horace Silver)


Wondering Sound
On the earthy, intensely bluesy St. Vitus Dance, his left hand’s grunting interjections and cluster bombs link early jazz expressionist Jelly Roll Morton to slam bam Cecil Taylor. Silver’s an underrated titan of jazz piano. […]

The outstandiung track of the remaining four is Nica’s Dream, another of Horace’s compositions which justifiably achieved standard status. Being the group’s leader, Kenny Burrell goes to town on this but he allows plenty of solo space to Hank Mobley and Horace Silver (the latter quoting the conga and Bye Bye Blackbird!). […]

There are no bad tracks on this album, they are all superlativeand so there is a high probability that I have chosen the “wrong” one and left out your favourite. However it’s my party. […]


Horace Silver‘s’Blowin’ the Blues Away’


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