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The Horace Silver Collection 1952-56
The Horace Silver Collection 1952-56

The Horace Silver Trio and Quintet
Styles: Jazz
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3310
Horace Silver was one of the most important and innovative artists from the hard bop era as pianist, composer and bandleader, working with some of leading musicians on the jazz scene as a sideman and in his own groups after his recording debut with Stan Getz in 1950. This 32-track 2-CD, including many extended performances, comprises recordings which he made leading his own trio and quintet during the early years of his career, during a time when he was also recording and performing with bands led by the likes of Coleman Hawkins, Lou Donaldson, Lester Young, Sonny Stitt, Al Cohn, Art Blakey, Miles Davis and others. It comprises all the recordings which were released variously on the 10” and 12” Blue Note LPs “New Faces, New Sounds”, “Horace Silver Trio with Art Blakey Vol. 2”, “Spotlight On Drums”, “Horace Silver Quintet Vol. 3 & 4” and “Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers”, and the Epic LP “Silver’s Blue”. His groups on these sessions include Art Blakey, Gene Ramey, Curly Russell, Percy Heath, Sabu, Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Doug Watkins, Joe Gordon, Kenny Clarke, Donald Byrd and Art Taylor. It features many notable recordings, including his landmark compositions “The Preacher” and “Doodlin’”, and captures the essence of his style during a dynamically creative time in his career.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Horace-Scope The Horace Silver Trio
2 Safari The Horace Silver Trio
3 Thou Swell The Horace Silver Trio
4 Quicksilver The Horace Silver Trio
5 Ecaroh The Horace Silver Trio
6 Yeah The Horace Silver Trio
7 Knowledge Box The Horace Silver Trio
8 Prelude To A Kiss The Horace Silver Trio
9 Message From Kenya The Horace Silver/Art Blakey Trio
10 Opus De Funk The Horace Silver/Art Blakey Trio
11 Day In, Day Out The Horace Silver/Art Blakey Trio
12 Nothing But The Soul The Horace Silver/Art Blakey Trio
13 I Remember You The Horace Silver/Art Blakey Trio
14 Silverware The Horace Silver/Art Blakey Trio
15 How About You ? The Horace Silver/Art Blakey Trio
16 Buhaina The Horace Silver/Art Blakey Trio
17 Room 608 The Horace Silver Quintet
18 Creepin' In The Horace Silver Quintet
19 Stop Time The Horace Silver Quintet
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Doodlin' The Horace Silver Quintet
2 Hippy The Horace Silver Quintet
3 To Whom It May Concern The Horace Silver Quintet
4 Hankerin' The Horace Silver Quintet
5 The Preacher The Horace Silver Quintet
6 To Beat Or Not To Beat The Horace Silver Quintet
7 Shoutin' Out The Horace Silver Quintet
8 How Long Has This Been Going On ? The Horace Silver Quintet
9 I'll Know The Horace Silver Quintet
10 Silver's Blue The Horace Silver Quintet
11 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes The Horace Silver Quintet
12 Hank's Tune The Horace Silver Quintet
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