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Horace Silver Quintet - The Cape Verdean Blues on LP - direct audio

Horace Silver Quintet - The Cape Verdean Blues Vinyl LP

Blue Note Records

  • $ 1998


Horace Silver Quintet The Cape Verdean Blues Vinyl LP

Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign

Horace Silver, the influential hard bop/soul jazz pianist, songwriter and bandleader, was riding high in 1965. His “Song for My Father” had become a hit, he had put together a new and brilliant quintet, and he had the opportunity to use the masterful trombonist J.J. Johnson as a guest on his new album for Blue Note. On the resulting album, The Cape Verdean Blues, Johnson joins one of Silver’s greatest bands, a group boasting two brilliant new stars...tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and the young trumpeter Woody Shaw.

Henderson and Shaw push Silver to take some of his most forward looking solos, and the pianist’s compositions in turn push the soloists to think melodically and play with deep soul. “The Cape Verdean Blues” is a tribute to the West African homeland of Silver’s father. “Pretty Eyes” was Silver's first original waltz. “Nutville” is both complex and uniquely catchy. The Cape Verdean Blues is simply one of the most inspired sessions of Horace Silver’s long and outstanding career. Add the superb fidelity of this recording and you have an irresistible addition to the Horace Silver discography.

Musicians:

Horace Silver (piano)
Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone)
Woody Shaw (trumpet)
J.J. Johnson (trombone)
Bob Cranshaw (bass)
Roger Humphries (drums)

Features:

• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
• Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more

Horace Silver Quintet The Cape Verdean Blues Track Listing:

1. The Cape Verdean Blues
2. The African Queen
3. Pretty Eyes
4. Nutville
5. Bonita
6. Mo' Joe


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