December 28, 2019 – 7:34 am


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England 1966 [no label, 1CD]

BBC TV, England. Live at The Chelsea College of Science and Technology, University of London, UK; 1966. Ripped from TV broadcast.

Working with the drummer Art Blakey, Horace Silver co-founded the prototype of hard bop bands, the Jazz Messengers in 1953, integrating elements of blues and gospel within the bright tempos and virtuosity favored in bebop. On their first album, released in 1954, Silver wrote all but one of the songs, then left the band a year later to go solo.

Between 1955 and 1980, Silver made more than 20 records for Blue Note, among them revered titles such as “Song for My Father” in 1964, “Blowin’ the Blues Away” in 1959 and “The Jody Grind” in 1966. His bands often featured the trumpeter Blue Mitchell and tenor saxophonist Junior Cook.

During his fertile period with Blue Note, Silver wrote the hard bop classics “Song for My Father,” “Senor Blues,” “The Preacher” and “Filthy McNasty.” His funky, melodic style as a composer and pianist had significant commercial appeal at a time when jazz was splintering into factions and fading from the mainstream. His “Song for My Father (Cantiga Para Meu Pai)” hit No. 95 on the Billboard 200 in 1965 and year later “The Cape Verdean Blues” reached No. 130. - billboard.com

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proglover247, Dime:

Jazz Goes to College (BBC Two). A series presenting the best in international jazz recorded in concert from Britain’s foremost colleges and universities.This week from The Chelsea College of Science and Technology, University of London: The Horace Silver Quintet. With Horace Silver (piano), Woody Shaw (trumpet), Tyrone Washington (saxophone), Larry Ridley (bass), Roger Humphries (drums), Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton. (The Horace Silver Quintet appears by arrangement with Harold Davison). The concert was broadcast in two parts, the first on November 10, 1966 and the second on January 16, 1967. This would explain the applause over the ending of track 4.

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Track 01. Nutville 5:03
Track 02. Pretty Eyes 7:07
Track 03. Song My Father 7:58
Track 04. Senor Blues 5:37
Track 05. Cape Verdean Blues 6:13
Track 06. Arelia Blue 5:16
Track 07. Filthy McNasty 4:50
Track 08. Senor Blues/Outro 9:31
52 mins

Horace Silver - piano
Woody Shaw
- trumpet
Tyrone Washington
- tenor saxophone
Larry Ridley
- bass
Roger Humphries
- drums

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  1. 49 Responses to “HORACE SILVER QUINTET - BBC TV 1966”

  2. Thanks for this. Rock fans, check out “Song For My Father” and see if the intro recalls a certain Steely Dan song. From “Pretzel Logic” yet, which also invoked and namechecked Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker among other greats.

    By Tony Pizza on Dec 28, 2019

  3. Who are these bozos

    By Smashmouth on Dec 28, 2019

  4. Thanks for this, and thanks also to Tony Pizza, for reminding me how informed and helpful these comments used to be.

    By Acoustic Joe on Dec 28, 2019

  5. The time has cum for Big O to close down this section with all the remarks from trolls, anti-semites, bigots,faggots and lovers of Sinatras’ coc

    By Flavius Maximus on Dec 28, 2019

  6. What about Uncle Milte’s Coc ? Bigger than Sinatras.

    By Scaromouch on Dec 28, 2019

  7. Someone who hasn’t heard of The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Woody Shaw, BBC classic television (British I grant you so the xenophobes might not have come across it) in the form of ‘Jazz From College’ or Humphrey Littleton is not really a fan of true Jazz music

    By swappers on Dec 28, 2019

  8. My posts suddenly don’t get put up. Big O, a question for you. Do you agree with the racist ranters? You should be ashamed.

    By Russ on Dec 28, 2019

  9. Flavius. I think the posters are shills for the Big O.

    By Russ on Dec 28, 2019

  10. Russ is a motherfuckin Jew bastard who sucs dics . I guarantee it . Same as Mark . Right Anti ?

    By Derrick on Dec 28, 2019

  11. Derrick, Russ is Mark . Mark is Russ . The same type of rambling and black ape / Jew defending. Obviously a Hebrew.

    By HHH on Dec 28, 2019

  12. NYPD stepping up presence in Brooklyn after a series of possible anti-Semitic hate crimes this week.


    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 28, 2019

  13. Thanks BigO for a new very good jazz recording! Woody Shaw was an extraordinary trumpet player.

    By sam spade on Dec 28, 2019

  14. Unlike Derrick, I only post under one name, since I am talking to the whole group and not to imaginary friends.

    By Mark on Dec 28, 2019


    By Russ on Dec 28, 2019

  16. Calm down Russ . Geez . Take a Valium and seek council and anger management.

    By HHH on Dec 28, 2019

  17. Your local synagogue should open their arms to you my Hebrew friend .

    By HHH on Dec 28, 2019

  18. Hey Anti , is Carol King a Jew bastard? Someone told me that the other day . Hope it’s not true .

    By Derrick on Dec 28, 2019

  19. I’ve asked it before. What do juvenile idiotic comments have to do with music ? Listen, download if you wish and ignore the comments. That simple.

    By Thomas on Dec 28, 2019

  20. Anti just engaged in a hate crime. He better hope federal authorities or Mossad don’t come looking for him. No, “whack those —bastards” is NOT protected speech. You certainly could not get away with that crime on Facebook or Twitter.

    Also. if you spouted such crap in public (unless you were at a Klan or Nazi rally) you’d probably get your ass kicked. I’m a pacifist and would not whip your ass (although I’m sure I could) and I do not condone violence against anyone, but I am a realist and such hate tends to inspire physical backlash.

    So be safe, little coward, hide behind your computer and spout your nonsense.

    By Mark on Dec 28, 2019

  21. Mark , read my earlier post . That simple

    By Thomas on Dec 29, 2019

  22. Mark / Russ , you’re way off base my Hebrew friend . You should read the political blogs and comments. Many encourage violence against Trump and other politicians. How do you round up thousands of people? I’m sure Antichrist is not ordering hits on individuals . It’s no more that someone saying I could strangle you to their wife during an argument. That doesn’t mean that they mean that literally you moron.

    By HHH on Dec 29, 2019

  23. Essential: A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 is a 1954 release by jazz artist Art Blakey, and a quintet which featured Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell.

    By harmon on Dec 29, 2019

  24. Hey you guys ‘ All of you . Chill out and imagine that you are getting corn holed by a Milty ( Uncle ) sized scholong. I’m sure it would relax all of you angry folks .

    By C Tony on Dec 29, 2019

  25. I told you on the other thread Derrick.

    Theres only me and HHH left now, Derrick. Your too fond of black dic.

    You never know, Russ and Mark may be interested in football and baseball from the 60s.

    You aint just queer your as boring as Bill.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 29, 2019

  26. I need to know whow with me for race purity.

    Anyone can be except homos like “spread mt cheeks” Derrick

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 29, 2019

  27. HHH- You are playing the “what-about ism?” game so many Trumpers do. Just because people write hate speech about Trump and conservatives doesn’t make it right to post hate speech against Jewish people.

    From Anti’s previous posts it is obvious that he hates Jewish people with a vitriol so manic as to preclude rational thought, so it is no stretch of the imagination to assume he welcomes violence against them. But maybe you’re right-maybe in his fear and impotence he’s just blowing off steam.

    You are correct in that authorities probably would not track Anti down and charge him. There are too many racist assholes on the planet to round them all up, just as there are too many liberal asswipes posting hate of their own.

    By Mark on Dec 29, 2019

  28. Anti- racial purity is a myth. Many white supremacists are surprised to find how much “other” blood is in their DNA. I bet if you traced your DNA and family history you’d find things that would surprise you.

    So when you hate others you are really hating yourself.

    By Mark on Dec 29, 2019

  29. Study Suggests Adolf Hitler Had Jewish and African Ancestors


    By Mark on Dec 29, 2019

  30. fUC OFF WHOMEVER IS PLAYING WITH MY NAME. U MUST BE a lowlife piece of filth and scum. those posts that call u queer was not me. has to be some jew loser lovin in their mommys basement

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 29, 2019

  31. it has to be mark or russ that is pretending to be me derrick. mother fockers dont have the balls to use their real s/n. They Gotta use my s/n to call out my buddy derrick.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 29, 2019

  32. those rants above mark were not me. some fucken clown loser prtendin to be me. its the holidays and im taking a break from the jew bashing

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 29, 2019

  33. This is beyond a joke now

    Anyone who knows me on here knows I never take a break, thats bullshit

    I used to think some other people on here agreed with me but now I dont, except HHH

    And no one on here is my buddy specialy that homo dic suckin queer creep Derrick

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 29, 2019

  34. fuc off fucface. above comment not me

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 29, 2019

  35. i would never say anything negative bout Derrick u lowlife piece of shit

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 29, 2019

  36. Thanks Big O and happy NY. I notice that the same sad cases are still posting here.

    By Pmcg on Dec 29, 2019

  37. I can tell which one is you anti , no problem. Dic suckin queer copycats here . Aint got the motherfuckin guts to use their own names probably Jew bastards

    By Derrick on Dec 29, 2019

  38. It’s probably Mark or Russ , maybe both

    By Derrick on Dec 29, 2019

  39. No need for me to post as anyone but me-but there are some jealous guys pretending to be me but you can tell it is not me, just like there are some people pretending to be Anti.

    By Mark on Dec 29, 2019

  40. Five Hasidic Jews were stabbed at the residence of a rabbi Saturday night. Hateful thoughts lead to hateful words, and hateful words lead to hateful actions.

    By Mark on Dec 29, 2019

  41. I don’t understand why anyone would want to pretend to be Anti. I can’t even fathom why Anti wants to be Anti.

    By Mark on Dec 29, 2019

  42. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Mark

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 29, 2019

  43. “Five Hasidic Jews were stabbed at the residence of a rabbi Saturday night. Hateful thoughts lead to hateful words, and hateful words lead to hateful actions.”

    Very Orwellian. You should go into writing ads for Gillette, Mark.

    Thanks to BigO for the Horace Silver which I will look forward to listening to at leisure.

    By Fanny Blancmange on Jan 3, 2020

  44. PANTICHRIST is a real name Deaddick? Talk about not using real names. What’s the matter, you afraid that Walmart will ban you from their stores?

    By Russ on Jan 3, 2020

  45. Hey ozine. How come you print all the trash that Deadick, HHH, and PANTICHRIST continue to vomit up?

    By Russ on Jan 3, 2020

  46. ozine = chickenshit.

    By Russ on Jan 3, 2020

  47. I’m beginning to believe HHH, PANTI, and Deaddick are the same lump of garbage.

    By Russ on Jan 3, 2020

  48. Pretty much done with this blog. If you’re thinking of donating money to support the crap that’s on this forum think again. There are music blogs that have people who can actually spell, and conjugate verbs that are far, far better places to support with your money. Bye!

    By Russ on Jan 3, 2020

  49. Russ, don’t let the door hit you where the sun don’t shine .

    By Derrick on Jan 3, 2020

  50. Jew bastard

    By Derrick on Jan 3, 2020

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