Horace Silver – Blowin The Blues Away (Full Album)

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Blowin’ the Blues Away is an album by American jazz pianist Horace Silver, released on the Blue Note label in 1959 featuring performances by Horace Silver with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes.

The Allmuѕіс rеvіеw by Steve Huey аwаrdеd thе аlbum 4½ ѕtаrѕ аnd states “Blоwіn’ the Bluеѕ Away is one оf Hоrасе Sіlvеr’ѕ аll-tіmе Bluе Note сlаѕѕісѕ… one of Sіlvеr’ѕ fіnеѕt аlbumѕ, аnd it’s virtually іmроѕѕіblе tо dіѕlіkе”.

Track listing:

All compositions by Horace Silver except as indicated

“Blowin’ the Blues Away” – 4:44
“The St. Vitus Dance” – 4:09
“Break City” – 4:57
“Peace” – 6:02
“Sister Sadie” – 6:19
“The Baghdad Blues” – 4:52
“Melancholy Mood” – 7:10

Recorded August 29 (tracks 1, 6), August 30 (#3, 4, 5, 8) & September 13 (#2, 7), 1959.

Personnel:
Horace Silver – piano
Blue Mitchell – trumpet (tracks 1, 3-6 & 8)
Junior Cook – tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 3-6 & 8)
Gene Taylor – bass
Louis Hayes – drums

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