Being on the road in Europe in the year 1977, the Horace Silver Quintet played a wonderful open air show that was recorded by German state owned station Radio Bremen, and is now available for the first time in full length.
The Sunday sun at six pm is shining, everyone is so relaxed. Then Horace Silver and his quintet enter the stage on Bremen’s market place. Breathtaking solos and multiple citations are to follow. One could see Horace smile while absorbing the lovely and peaceful atmosphere. He feels comfortable about performing here – it’s his thing.
Silver presents a selection of titles from his early Seventies albums ‘In Pursuit of the 27th Man’, ‘Silver’n’Brass’, and ‘Silver’n’Voices’. And of course he closed the set with another rendition of one of his masterpieces, namely ‘Song for My Father’. Hard bop with influences from soul jazz as well as African and Latin American music.
The man is Silver, his music is Gold. Horace Silver died on June 18, 2014.
Recorded live open air June 28, 1977 at the Market Place, Bremen, Germany
The livelove series captures concerts recorded by German state owned station Radio Bremen.
Horace Silver – piano
Tom Harrell – trumpet, flugelhorn
Larry Schneider – tenor sax
Chip Jackson – bass, bass guitar
Eddie Gladden – drums