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In 1954, pianist Horace Silver teamed with drummer Art Blakey to form a cooperative ensemble that would combine the dexterity and power of bebop with the midtempo, down-home grooves of blues and gospel music. The results are what would become known as hard bop, and the Jazz Messengers were one of the leading exponents of this significant era in jazz history. Before Silver's departure and Blakey's lifetime of leadership, this first major session by the original Jazz Messengers set the standard by which future incarnations of the group would be measured. The tunes here are all Silver's, save the bopping "Hankerin'" by tenor man Hank Mobley. Such cuts as the opening "Room 608," the bluesy "Creepin' In," and "Hippy" are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
In 1954, pianist Horace Silver teamed with drummer Art Blakey to form a cooperative ensemble that would combine the dexterity and power of bebop with the midtempo, down-home grooves of blues and gospel music. The results are what would become known as hard bop, and the Jazz Messengers were one of the leading exponents of this significant era in jazz history. Before Silver's departure and Blakey's lifetime of leadership, this first major session by the original Jazz Messengers set the standard by which future incarnations of the group would be measured. The tunes here are all Silver's, save the bopping "Hankerin'" by tenor man Hank Mobley. Such cuts as the opening "Room 608," the bluesy "Creepin' In," and "Hippy" are excellent examples of both Silver's creative composing style and the Messengers' signature sound. Of course, the most remembered tunes from the session are the classic "The Preacher" and "Doodlin'," two quintessential hard bop standards. In all, this set is not only a stunning snapshot of one of the first groups of its kind, but the very definition of a style that dominated jazz in the 1950s and '60s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724386447821
  • Catalog Number: 64478
  • Sales rank: 12,769

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Room 608 - Horace Silver (5:22)
  2. 2 Creepin' In - Horace Silver (7:26)
  3. 3 Stop Time - Horace Silver (4:07)
  4. 4 To Whom It May Concern - Horace Silver (5:11)
  5. 5 Hippy - Horace Silver (5:23)
  6. 6 The Preacher - Horace Silver (4:18)
  7. 7 Hankerin' - Horace Silver (5:18)
  8. 8 Doodlin' - Horace Silver (6:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers Primary Artist
Kenny Dorham Trumpet
Hank Mobley Tenor Saxophone
Horace Silver Piano, Track Performer, Indexed Contributor
Doug Watkins Bass, Double Bass
Art Blakey Drums
Technical Credits
Hank Mobley Composer
Horace Silver Composer
Micaela Boland Art Direction
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Remastering
Ira Gitler Liner Notes
Alfred Lion Producer, Audio Production
Francis Wolff Cover Photo
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes
Reid Miles Cover Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is Cool!

    I think that this album is one of Silver's best. This album has some really good originals played by a great group of musicians.

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