Horace Silver records ‘Doin’ the Thing,’ a live album at the Village Gate (1961)

Horace Silver‘s ‘Doin’ the Thing’ is a live album recorded on May 19 & 20 1961 at the Village Gate in New York City and released the same year by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Filthy Mcnasty (Horace Silver) – 11:02 . 2.Doin’ The Thing (Horace Silver) – 11:16 . 3.Kiss Me Right (Horace Silver) – 09:18 . 4.The Gringo/Cool Eyes (Theme) (Horace Silver) – 12:03

Francis Wolff

Musicians : Horace Silver – Piano . Blue Mitchell – Trumpet . Junior Cook – Tenor Saxophone . Gene Taylor – Bass . Roy Brooks – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Reid Miles – Design . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On May 19 & 20 1961 At The Village Gate In New York City.

Released In 1961 By Blue Note.

(Source Horace Silver‘s ‘Doin’ the Thing’ | The Official Website of Horace Silver)


London Jazz Collector
One of the hottest live sessions ever recorded by van Gelder on his portable equipment, at the Village gate before an appreciatively hip audience. RVG achieves that “front seat in the club” atmosphere againand the playing is astonishing. […]

All About Jazz
It is also quite historic because it is the only live recording by this group. No wonder Len Lyons named it one of the 101 best jazz albums in his book of the same name. […]

coolidge @ RateYourMusic
The liner notes are the corniest thing ever (If Junior Cook were to legally pluralize his last name, it would read like the baldest statement of fact or my favorite His unquenchable spirit…is the pilot light for a burner that is one of the most effective cooking units in jazz. It broils, boils, fries, steams and even barbecues with its own built in down home sauce) […]


Horace Silver‘s ‘Doin’ the Thing’


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