In Pursuit of The 27th Man // Horace Silver (Blue Note BN-LA054-F)

This is a special post for a couple of reasons. First, it's Horace Silver. Any Horace Silver album is special. The other reason? Keep on reading. To the music! The Music The Tune: "Gregory Is Here"Recorded: 10 November, 1972 at Englewood Cliffs, NJPersonnel: Randy Brecker- Trumpet & FluglehornMichael Brecker- Tenor SaxHorace Silver- PianoBob Cranshaw- Electric [...]

At The Pershing: But Not For Me // Ahmad Jamal (Argo LP 628)

Here's the record that caused me to re-examine why I buy jazz records. Here's the record that re-sparked my excitement and love towards records. And at the end of the day, here's an album that has some fantastic music on it. The Music The Tune: "Poinciana"Recorded: 16 January, 1958 at the Pershing Hotel, Chicago, ILPersonnel: [...]

Shirley Scott Plays Horace Silver // Shirley Scott (Prestige PR 7240)

There's a ton of jazz albums with titles like '____Plays Cole Porter', or '____ Does The Gershwin Songbook'. How many albums are dedicated to jazz musicians NOT named Duke Ellington? Not many. How many are dedicated to Horace Silver? Like two. This album is one of those two. The Music The Tune: "Moon Ray"Recorded: 17 [...]

Midnight Blue // Kenny Burrell (Blue Note BLP 4123)

What is it about the color blue that is so expressive, so hip, so cool? Rhapsody in Blue. Kind of Blue. Blue Trane. True Blue. And then there's Midnight Blue. The Music The Tune: "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You"Recorded: 8 January, 1963 at Englewood Cliffs, NJPersonnel: Kenny Burrell - GuitarMajor Holly - BassBill [...]