Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Horace Silver Quintet: “Cool Eyes” (1958)

This is the Horace Silver Quintet playing their signature tune, "Cool Eyes" during a 1958 broadcast for the Dutch KRO Company.

Pianist Horace Silver together with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook, bassist Gene Tailor and drummer Louis Hayes play their new style of hard bop with great flair and skill. The instrumentation of his quintet (trumpet, tenor sax, piano, double bass, and drums) served as a model for small jazz groups from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s.

You can see Horace Silver Quintet play “Senor Blues” here.

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