The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4008, Horace Silver Quintet, Finger Poppin’ (1959)

Catalog number: Blue Note 4008 Previous | Next MusiciansHorace Silver (p), Junior Cook (ts), Blue Mitchell (tp), Gene Taylor (b), Louis Hayes (d) Cover photo: Francis WolffDesign: Reid MilesLiner notes: Leonard Feather Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 31, 1959 Originally released April 1959 Date first heard: unknown My Take There … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4008, Horace Silver Quintet, Finger Poppin’ (1959)

5 for Friday: 5 Jazz Albums for People Who Hate Jazz

Obviously, most people who find this blog are probably already jazz fans. But what about those who randomly stumble into it? Especially the haters? Does the Jazzopath have anything for them? This installment of 5 for Friday® is especially for people out there who claim to "hate" jazz. I offer you 5 titles that I … Continue reading 5 for Friday: 5 Jazz Albums for People Who Hate Jazz

Pressing Issues: The Horace Silver Quintet, Song for My Father (1966 Blue Note Liberty pressing)

Original pressing: Blue Note Records, BLP 4185 (1965) This one: BLP 4185 (1966, "A Division Of Liberty Records") Musicians Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 Horace Silver (p), Joe Henderson (ts), Carmell Jones (t), Teddy Smith (b), Roger Humphries (d) Tracks 3 & 6 Horace Silver (p), Junior Cook (ts; track 3 only), Blue Mitchell (t; track 3 only), Gene … Continue reading Pressing Issues: The Horace Silver Quintet, Song for My Father (1966 Blue Note Liberty pressing)