Horace Silver Quintet & Trio - Blowin' The Blues Away

 (Mono 200 gram)




Along with his Songs For My Father, Blowin' The Blues Away constantly ranks as one of pianist Horace Silver's finest group of original compositions. For decades, only former band-mate Art Blakey could match Silver in ears for talent and the feeding grounds their groups became, spawning players who later became jazz giants. The group assembled here is no exception. This exact lineup would eventually stay intact, becoming the incarnation of the first Blue Mitchell Quintet, with Chick Corea replacing Silver. The aforementioned Blue Mitchell along with Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor's bass and drummer Louis Hayes help Silver deliver a fine mix of tempos including the ballad "Peace" and the gospel/soul-tinged "Silver Sadie," both of which became jazz standards. On "The St. Vitus Dance" and "Melancholy Mood," Silver reverts back to his early trio days with confidence and imagination.



Blowin' The Blues Away
The St. Vitus Dancew
Break City
Peace
Sister Sadie
The Baghdad Blues
Melancholy Mood

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