A bit less well-known than some of the real Horace Silver
classics on Blue Note – but an incredible record that shows the Silver
Quintet at all its lyrical best! The record is a masterpiece of original voicings from Horace
– not just in the unique tunes he penned for the set, but also in the strong direction he gives the group – a well-knit lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – all coming together with some of the most fluid, most intuitive energy of any combo of the time! The melodic themes are structured loosely, so that Mitchell, Cook, and Silver
can extrapolate on beautifully-spun solos – and titles include "Sweet Sweetie Dee", "Nineteen Bars", "The Dragon Lady", "Silver
's Serenade", and "Let's Get To The Nitty Gritty".
(Mono New York pressing with Van Gelder stamp and ear. Cover has some faded marker on front, a name in marker on back, and some edge wear.)