Jazz Messengers #1


Horace Silver

(vast thanks to Jeff Duncanson of Filmscreed for the idea behind this series)

4 comments:

swac said...

This should be good...and that Blue Note album Silver did with the Jazz Messengers is a classic.

swac said...

Or rather, what I meant to say is, that first Jazz Messengers album.

erik hogstrom said...

"Song for My Father" by Horace Silver is and shall remain the ringtone on my cellphone.

Bruno Leicht said...

I love the band's very first album, before they had been labeled "The Jazz Messengers": Live At Birdland Vol. 1/2 with Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, Curly Russell and Art Blakey, 1954. This was the first LP ever, conceived as a live-album. It's on Blue Note.

Horace was the master of funny quotation of songs in his solos and a inspiring accompanist too. That band surely had a beat. No bandleader could go wrong with having groovy Horace feeding the chords. A friend of mine said, Horace would f... the piano. Okay, he didn't quite caress the keys.