Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers

Rating: 6.5/10
Sound Quality: 320 kb/s
Format: Mp3
Record Label: Blue Note
Year Released:
Album Covers: Included
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About the Album and Horace Silver - The Jazz Messengers
Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers is a 1955 (see 1955 in music) album by jazz pianist Horace Silver and drummer Art Blakey. It was an important album in the establishment of the hard bop style, and was the first album released under the band name Jazz Messengers, which Blakey would use for the rest of his career. Scott Yanow on Allmusic describes it as "a true classic".Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers was the second Blue Note album released under Silver’s name, and the first on which he used the quintet format which he would largely use for the rest of his career. The music on the album mixes bebop influences with blues and gospel feels. One of the most successful tunes from the album, "The Preacher", was almost rejected for recording by producer Alfred Lion, who thought it was "too old-timey", but reinstated at the insistence of Blakey and Silver, who threatened to cancel the session until he had written another tune to record in its place if it wasn’t included. According to Silver, the track showed that the band could "reach way back and get that old time, gutbucket barroom feeling with just a taste of the back-beat".


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