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The Horace Silver Quintet – Further Explorations

Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne


Further Explorations documents the hard bop pioneer Horace Silver's quintet with Art Farmer on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on tenor sax, Teddy Kotick on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. You can always expect a Horace Silver date to groove, but this January 1958 session is particularly inspired, as the pianist wrote all but one of the ensemble's compositions. "The Outlaw" is one of Silver's most irrepressible creations with brilliant solos by Jordan, Farmer and Silver. "Moon Rays" is what Silver called "Walking Ballad", which gives the band plenty of room to unfold.

Tone Poet Vinyl Series:

Joe Harley is co-founder and co-producer of the renowned American vinyl label MUSIC MATTERS. His extraordinary feeling for the sound aesthetics of the LP format earned him the title "Tone Poet". On the occasion of his 80th label anniversary, Blue Note Records commissioned the "Tone Poet" to put together some albums for an exclusive LP edition. These purely analogue, i.e. without any digital intermediate steps, re-mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and pressed onto 180g vinyl by Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).

The original covers are facsimiled as heavy laminated gatefold sleeves. A sleeve production method is used, the name of which should only mean something to LP gourmets: Tip-on-Sleeve. As in the days of the heavy, stable cardboard covers of the fifties and sixties, a stable cardboard base is combined with a glossy laminated surface.

Release details

Label: Blue Note
Format: LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Units: 1
Country: US
Released: 2020
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop


A1 The Outlaw
A2 Melancholy Mood
A3 Pyramid
B1 Moon Rays
B2 Safari
B3 Ill Wind