Horace Silver Interview: May 13th, 1993

Horace Silver helped define hard bop, but was in turn defined by it. It all began with a series of trio albums for the Blue Note label between 1952-3 under his own name that led to the formation of a quintet he co-led with Art Blakey on drums, plus Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor […]

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The 1952-3 Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker – Forgotten Jazz Classics

In January and April 1949 and March 1950, a nonet under the leadership of Miles Davis recorded 12 sides for the Capitol label. Initially issued as 78 rpm discs, in 1955, eight sides were collected on a 10-inch LP as part of Capitol’s “Classics In Jazz” series. Three years later, with the addition of a […]

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