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HORACE SILVER QUINTET: Live from the Umbria Jazz Festival 1976 (PAL)



HORACE SILVER QUINTET: Live from the Umbria Jazz Festival 1976 (PAL)

Horace Silver Quintet

Piano: Horace Silver
Tenor Saxophone: Bob Berg
Trumpet: Tom Harrell
Bass: Steve Beskrone
Drums: Eddie Gladden

Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: LPCM Mono (2 channel)
Running Time: 51 mins
Region Code: PAL All
Booklet Languages: GB, F, D
Recording Date: 20 July 1976
Cat no.: DV-JHSQ

Silver's music was a major force in modern jazz on at least four counts:

  • He was the first important pioneer of the style known as hard bop, which combined elements of rhythm-and-blues and gospel music with jazz, influencing pianists such as Bobby Timmons, Les McCann, and Ramsey Lewis.
  • The instrumentation of his quintet (trumpet, tenor saxophone, piano, double bass, and drums) served as a model for small jazz groups from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s.
  • Silver's ensembles provided an important training ground for young players, many of whom (such as Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, Blue Mitchell, Woody Shaw, Benny Golson, and Joe Henderson) later led similar groups of their own.
  • Silver refined the art of composing and arranging for his chosen instrumentation to a level of craftsmanship as yet unsurpassed in jazz.

He is a prolific composer, and one of very few jazz musicians to record almost exclusively original material; his work consistently combines simplicity and profundity in a rhythmically infectious style, which, despite its sophistication, sounds completely natural. Several of his compositions have become jazz standards, including The Preacher, Doodliti, Opus de Funk, Seflor Blues, Nica's Dream, Sister Sadie, and Song for my Father.

1. Opening 0.17
2. Adjustment 8.11
3. Barbara 12.57
4. In Pursuit of the 27th Man 15.48
5. Song For My Father 12.58

Silver, Horace

Horace Silver Quintet


Genre: Jazz

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: DV-JHSQ

Barcode: 5450270012312

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Listening samples not available for this release.

Release Date: 12/2004

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