Horace Silver

The Horace Silver Quintet & Trio - Blowin' The Blues Away (1959) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

The Horace Silver Quintet & Trio - Blowin' The Blues Away (1959) [Remastered 2011]
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering, Camarillo, CA.
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:06
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions/Blue Note | # CBNJ 84017 SA

'Blowin' the Blues Away' is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver, released on the Blue Note label in 1959 featuring performances by Silver with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and states "Blowin' the Blues Away is one of Horace Silver's all-time Blue Note classics… one of Silver's finest albums, and it's virtually impossible to dislike".

Horace Silver - Live at the Half Note 1965 1966 (2015)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at April 15, 2016
Horace Silver - Live at the Half Note 1965 1966 (2015)

Horace Silver - Live at the Half Note 1965 1966 (2015)
Jazz, Hard Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 86 min | 198 MB
Label: Hi Hat | Rel: 2015

Four and a half compelling stars! This recording from "Historic Radio Broadcasts" is an important discographical addition to any jazz collection as these are live performances from the Grammy Hall of Fame recording "Song For My Father" and the recently-released "Cape Verdean Blues". “Horace Silver-Live At the Half Note" is a performance that was recorded for WABC FM radio broadcast to the local New York City FM audience and to the Armed Forces Radio Network as "Portraits in Jazz" presented by radio impresario Alan Grant. Five stars for the performances and 3 and 1/2 stars for the acceptable sound, but the bass is far in the back as expected for earlier radio broadcasts. Recorded probably late January - early February, 1966, based on Silver's commemtary between songs about their just released recording, "The Cape Verdean Blues".
Horace Silver, Phil Pastras, Joe Zawinul - Let's Get to the Nitty Gritty: The Autobiography of Horace Silver [Repost]

Horace Silver, Phil Pastras, Joe Zawinul - Let's Get to the Nitty Gritty: The Autobiography of Horace Silver
2006 | ISBN: 0520243749 | English | 282 pages | PDF | 1 MB
The Horace Silver Quintet & Trio - Blowin' The Blues Away (1959/2011) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Horace Silver Quintet & Trio - Blowin' The Blues Away (1959) [APO Remaster 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:45 minutes | Scans included | 1,37 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 925 MB
Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [Japanese Reissue, 2012]

Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [Japanese Reissue, 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 54 Mb
Genre: Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note/EMI Music Japan | # TOCJ-50505 | Time: 00:40:51

Recorded in 1972, a decade removed from the last of Horace Silver's classic quintet recordings, In Pursuit of the 27th Man has never been regarded as one of the pianist's prime releases, which likely explains why Blue Note took this long to make it available on CD. But the album, which moves gracefully between quartet performances featuring vibraphonist David Friedman and quintet numbers featuring the young Brecker brothers (Randy on trumpet and Michael on tenor saxophone), has its distinctive charms. While maintaining the crispness and sense of adventure with which he has always signed his music, Silver and bands ease through some of his most appealing melodies. Songs such as Weldon Irvine's "Liberated Brother" have the early '70s written all over them, but even in those cases their light-handed lyricism and boppish vitality keep them fresh. Friedman's idiosyncratic sound adds a sense of mystery to the music, which, with Bob Cranshaw on electric bass and Mickey Roker on drums, never lacks for a solid and soulful center.

Horace Silver - Music For Lovers (2005)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Oct. 4, 2015
Horace Silver - Music For Lovers (2005)

Horace Silver - Music For Lovers (2005)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52 min | 121 MB
Label: Blue Note Records | Rel: 2005

Here are ten tracks showcasing the utter beauty of Horace Silver's playing and in some cases, composing jazz ballads. These tunes are lushly romantic and utterly soulful. Recorded between 1952 and 1968, this collection features such notable Silver compositions as "Peace," "Shirl," "Sweet Stuff," "Lonely Woman," and the gorgeous "Next Time I Fall in Love." The rest is choice as well especially for a budget-priced set and includes Silver's read of Duke Ellington's masterpiece "Prelude to a Kiss," accompanied by Art Blakey and Curly Russell from 1952, and Guy Wood and Robert Mellin's "My One and Only Love," with Art Farmer, Hank Mobley, Louis Hayes, and Teddy Kotick. This isn't the funky, soul-jazzin' Silver, but the romantic, poetic balladeer whispering to lovers.
Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [RVG Edition 2002]

Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1972) [RVG Edition 2002]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 5 35758 2 3 | Time: 00:40:48

Recorded in 1972, a decade removed from the last of Horace Silver's classic quintet recordings, In Pursuit of the 27th Man has never been regarded as one of the pianist's prime releases, which likely explains why Blue Note took this long to make it available on CD. But the album, which moves gracefully between quartet performances featuring vibraphonist David Friedman and quintet numbers featuring the young Brecker brothers (Randy on trumpet and Michael on tenor saxophone), has its distinctive charms. While maintaining the crispness and sense of adventure with which he has always signed his music, Silver and bands ease through some of his most appealing melodies. Songs such as Weldon Irvine's "Liberated Brother" have the early '70s written all over them, but even in those cases their light-handed lyricism and boppish vitality keep them fresh. Friedman's idiosyncratic sound adds a sense of mystery to the music, which, with Bob Cranshaw on electric bass and Mickey Roker on drums, never lacks for a solid and soulful center.
Horace Silver - Serenade To A Soul Sister (1968) [RVG Edition, 2004] Repost

Horace Silver - Serenade To A Soul Sister (1968) [RVG Edition, 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 237 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 93 Mb | Scans | Time: 37:57
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note/Capitol | Cat.№: 7243 5 94322 2 9

Serenade to a Soul Sister is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver released on the Blue Note label in 1968, featuring performances by Silver with Charles Tolliver, Stanley Turrentine, Bennie Maupin, Bob Cranshaw, John Williams, Mickey Roker and Billy Cobham. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and calls it "One of the last great Horace Silver albums for Blue Note, Serenade to a Soul Sister is also one of the pianist's most infectiously cheerful, good-humored outings."

Horace Silver - The Cape Verdean Blues (1965) [RVG Edition, 2004]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 16, 2015
Horace Silver - The Cape Verdean Blues (1965) [RVG Edition, 2004]

Horace Silver - The Cape Verdean Blues (1965) [RVG Edition, 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 319 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 108 Mb | Scans | Time: 43:46
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note/Capitol | Cat.№: 7243 5 76753 2 1

The Cape Verdean Blues is an album by the Horace Silver Quintet, led by jazz pianist Horace Silver. The quintet is joined on half of these tracks by trombonist J.J. Johnson, with whom Silver had been eager to work for some time. The album was inspired by Silver's father, John Tavares Silva, who was born in Cape Verde.

Horace Silver - Song For My Father (1964) [RVG Edition, 1999]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 13, 2015
Horace Silver - Song For My Father (1964) [RVG Edition, 1999]

Horace Silver - Song For My Father (1964) [RVG Edition, 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 376 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 152 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:01:10
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note/Capitol | Cat.№: 7243 4 99002 2 6

The album was inspired by a trip that Silver had made to Brazil. The cover artwork features a photograph of Silver's father, John Tavares Silva, to whom the title song was dedicated. "My mother was of Irish and Negro descent, my father of Portuguese origin," Silver recalls in the liner notes: "He was born on the island of Maio, one of the Cape Verde Islands." The album was identified by Scott Yanow in his Allmusic essay "Hard Bop" as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings.