There are many reasons why Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers is an album that simply must be in every serious jazz collection. This set from 1955 was both the debut of the Jazz Messengers and the first significant Horace Silver album. The original and best recordings of two of Silver's most popular and enduring originals, "The Preacher" and "Doodlin,'" are among the many memorable highpoints.
The fiery and lyrical playing of Kenny Dorham and Hank Mobley ranks with the very best of their careers, and the explosive drumming of Art Blakey is frequently unbelievable.The Jazz Messengers, Blakey and Silver virtually launch hard bop on this thrilling set, a true classic.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.See more Horace Silver records here