Friday, December 2, 2016

Horace Silver Trio

This CD reissue has pianist Horace Silver's first sessions as a leader, trios with drummer Art Blakey and either Gene Ramey, Curly Russell or Percy Heath on bass. Silver already had his funky style pretty well together by 1952 (two years after being discovered by Stan Getz), and the program is most notable for introducing his compositions "Ecaroh" and "Opus De Funk." In addition, there are two percussion features : a drum solo by Blakey on "Nothing But Soul" and "Message From Kenya," a duet by the drummer with the percussion and vocals of Sabu Martinez.
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Horace Silver
Horace Silver


1 Safari (Silver))  2:48
2 Ecaroh (Silver)  3:09
3 Prelude to a Kiss (Ellignton) 2:47
4 Thou Swell (Rodgers, Hart)  2:52
5 Quicksilver (Silver)  2:59
6 Horoscope (Silver)  3:46
7 Yeah (Silver)  2:47
8 Knowledge Box (Silver)  2:47
9 How About You (Lane, Freed)  3:40
10 I Remember You (Schwertzinger, Mercer)  3:52
11 Silverware (Silver)  2:34
12 Message from Kenya (Blakey)  4:33
13 Opus de Funk (SIlver)  3:25
14 Nothing but the Soul (Blakey)  4:07
15 Buhaina (Silver)  3:04
16 Day in, Day out (Bloom, Mercer)  3:00


[# 1, 4, & 6]
Horace Silver - p
Gene Ramey - b
Art Blakey - dr
[# 2, 3, 5, 7 & 8]
Same as above, except
Curly Russell - b, replaces Ramey
[# 9-11, 13, 15 & 16]
Same as above, except
Percy Heath - b, replaces Russell
[# 12 & 14]
Art Blakey - dr
Sabu Martinez -  cng & vc [# 12]

Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City ; October 9, 1952 [# 1, 4, & 6] ; October 20, 1952 [# 2, 3, 5, 7 & 8] ; & November 23, 1953, all others


-Otto- said...

Lovely music. Thank you, Melanchthon!

flyra said...

Thanks! Not only for this, but for everything. This blog is my main source of information & my first port of call. I can't always write to say thanks, I think it gets a little boring (although you may like it to keep track of followers), so I'll leave it to that!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

Luis said...

Flyra above used the words I should have also written. Having not done so I simply thank you for the fantastic music you share here.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Marcos Moguilevsky said...

Thank you a lot, brother. The zip ask me password, what is? thanks again!

Melanchthon said...

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a million Mel.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you Mel

deGallo said...

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kristophermc28 said...

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Hopper aka rcwinkly said...

fantastic blog...any help with the pw to unzip files?

Isidoro Macarena said...

Muchas gracias.
para Hopper: el señor melanchthon tiene mucho que decir de su pw

Olde Edo said...

Interesting to hear this early Silver. Thank you!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much Mel!