Horace Silver

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Review by Michael Erlewine Just what it says. The queen of the Hammond organ (along with Henry Grimes (b) and Otis Finch (d)) plays compositions by the funk-master himself, Horace Silver. Included are “Senor Blues” and “The Preacher.” Tracklist A1 Senor Blues A2 Moon Ray A3 Sister Sadie B1 Doodlin’ B2 The Preacher B3 Strollin’ Credits Bass – Henry Grimes ...

Review by Stephen Cook Backed by some of the top bop players of the day, Al Cohn stretches out here for a program heavy with up-tempo swingers. Cut in two sessions during 1950 and 1953, Cohn’s Tones finds the usually more mellow tenor great feeding off the driving drum work of both Tiny Kahn and Max Roach. Besides the ballad ...

Review by Richard Mortifoglio This 1955 date is an intriguing opportunity to hear Milt Jackson accompanied by the MJQ rhythm section, but with hard bopper Horace Silver substituting for John Lewis. Not only that, it’s also a chance to hear a hitherto unknown, lushly romantic side of both Jackson and Silver, two blues-oriented players who rarely if ever recorded standards ...

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