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Blowin' the Blues Away Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, March 9, 1999
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Also check out Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers, Finger Poppin' and Song for my Father. Those are the ones I know, and they are all Five-star plus! I certainly plan on buying lots more CD's from this great musician.
jazz pianist-composer scored an even greater classic hit on the jazz charts with this
exhilarating tour de force in which he demonstrates his trademark performance and
often sunny composing skills with outstanding pace. Blowin’ The Blues Away would
mark the high peak of Silver’s classic quintet during his stay with Blue Note Records
as it presents one of the master pianist-composer’s strongest set of original classics
standards for which the album’s impeccable pacing and nerve-wracking momentum
offers enough of the different feel and slight variations within Silver’s signature style.
Beginning with the spellbinding title track, the first rate track set proceeds with other
outstanding original classics compositions such as The St. Vitus Dance, Break City,
the superlative Peace, Sister Sadie (one of his greatest hits), Melancholy Mood and
Baghdad Blues until ending with How Did It Happen. Still as thrilling and absolutely
nerve-wracking as ever, Blowin’ The Blues Away highlight the album’s greatness as
it showcases an array of gospel-based influences (notably the call and response of
Sister Sadie), uptempo virtuosity, easy-swinging solos (as highly evident on The St.
Vitus Dance) and slower change of pace (notably on the trio-based Baghdad Blues)
which make this timeless piece de resistance stand as among the hardest-swinging
masterpieces to come directly from Silver’s rich groundbreaking legacy. Clocking in
at 43 minutes nonstop and digitally-remastered to its restored stereophonic glory by
both Blue Note Records and EMI, this landmark achievement is a five star must.
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Noy for the smooth jazz lover, Horace Silver is an amazing artist.Published 5 months ago by emmet zaworski
Always a pleasure listening to Horace Silver as he is one of my favorite jazz artists. No exception here.Published 11 months ago by Breeze
I received exactly what I had ordered and what had been promised. Who can ask for more than that.Published 18 months ago by John O. Silva
Like the artist, but like ensemble pieces better…My disappointment, but my fault...Published 21 months ago by PublicName
Some day Horace will have to explain the point behind his incessant "shout chorus" style comping. It's got to be annoying as hell for the soloist. Read morePublished on April 11, 2003
At least based on what I've heard of jazz-which is a lot-I don't consider this album to be an essential recording. It is good and at times, very good. Read morePublished on October 21, 2002 by Andy Williamson