Horace Silver finishes the recording of ‘Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers’ featuring Art Blakey (1955)

‘Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers’ is an album recorded on November 13, 1954 & February 6, 1955 with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and released in 1955 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Room 608 (Horace Silver) – 05:22 . 2.Creepin’ In (Horace Silver) – 07:26 . 3.Stop Time (Horace Silver) – 04:07 . 4.To Whom It May Concern (Horace Silver) – 05:11 . 5.Hippy (Horace Silver) – 05:23 . 6.The Preacher (Horace Silver) – 04:18 . 7.Hankerin’ (Hank Mobley) – 05:18 . 8.Doodlin’ (Horace Silver) – 06:45


Francis Wolff

Musicians : Horace Silver – Piano . Kenny Dorham – Trumpet . Hank Mobley – Tenor Saxophone . Doug Watkins – Bass . Art Blakey – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

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

Recorded On November 13, 1954 & February 6, 1955 At Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack.

Released In 1955 By Blue Note.

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The Jazz Daddy
The Preacher epitomizes this shift by eschewing frenetic tempos and focusing on a solid back-beat and groove, provided passionately by Blakey. Silver and Blakey even poke and prod the understated Kenny Dorham to a high concert F in his trumpet solo. […]

allmusic
Before Silver’s departure and Blakey’s lifetime of leadership, this first major session by the original Jazz Messengers set the standard by which future incarnations of the group would be measured. […]

All About Jazz
For starters, the obvious: Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers is a terrific record. You can put this in the car CD player, hit REPEAT and listen to it over and over again without getting too tired of it. (OK, maybe after 3 times you’ll want to switch to the Ramones, or Willie Nelson, or Bach, just for a change of flavor.) […]

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