The Best of Horace Silver, Vol. 2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Taking up where volume one's '50s set left off, this second helping of Horace Silver's Blue Note output takes in some of the pianist's prime work from 1964-1970. Starting with the venerable title track to his most popular release, Song for My Father, the nine cuts include other cherry-picked treats off of Cape Verdean Blues "Nutville," "Pretty Eyes", The Jody Grind the title track and "Mexican Hip Dance", and Serenade to a Soul Sister title track. And with this much bounty from four of Silver's best '60s albums, the inclusion of dark-horse gem "Gregory Is Here" from 1970s In Pursuit of the 27th Man gives this roundup essential-introductory-disc status. Plus, the collection...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Taking up where volume one's '50s set left off, this second helping of Horace Silver's Blue Note output takes in some of the pianist's prime work from 1964-1970. Starting with the venerable title track to his most popular release, Song for My Father, the nine cuts include other cherry-picked treats off of Cape Verdean Blues "Nutville," "Pretty Eyes", The Jody Grind the title track and "Mexican Hip Dance", and Serenade to a Soul Sister title track. And with this much bounty from four of Silver's best '60s albums, the inclusion of dark-horse gem "Gregory Is Here" from 1970s In Pursuit of the 27th Man gives this roundup essential-introductory-disc status. Plus, the collection provides listeners the chance to check out some stellar soloing by the likes of Joe Henderson, Blue Mitchell, Bennie Maupin, and Woody Shaw. Get both volumes to better pick and choose the essential Silver discs to check out in the future.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1989
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077779320622
  • Catalog Number: 93206

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Horace Silver Primary Artist, Piano
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Joe Henderson Tenor Saxophone
Carmell Jones Trumpet
Woody Shaw Trumpet
Stanley Turrentine Tenor Saxophone
Tyrone Washington Tenor Saxophone
Bob Cranshaw Bass
Larry Ridley Bass
Randy Brecker Trumpet, Rumba Box
Roger Humphries Drums
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Mickey Roker Drums
Teddy Smith Bass
Charles Tolliver Trumpet
Technical Credits
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Alfred Lion Producer
Francis Wolff Producer, Cover Photo
Franko Caligiuri Contributor
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