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  1. Horace-Scope
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  2. Horace-Scope

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (6 reviews)
    Price R406.00

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Still one of the best of Silver's releases.
With Soul Jazz just already becoming a main part in jazz at the end of the 1950’s
following the solid emergence of Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Jimmy Smith, Kenny
Burrell and Horace Silver, Silver was able to deliver another successful with this ‘by-
the-book’ favourite from 1960 that again finds his quintet playing to a long, extended
mode. Horace-Scope is a significant classic stroke of genius that found The Horace
Silver Quintet performing on a series of strikingly different solos in exquisite style, as
Blue Mitchell’s lyrical lines and rich smooth trumpet solos go hand in hand within the
contrasts of the scorching, brambly-edged tenor saxophone tones along with Silver’s
piano and the bass- drum percussion. Beginning with the opening track Strollin’, the
richly poetic track set proceed with other solid compositions, like Where You At?, the
uptempo hit Yeah, the... Read more
Have had this one a long time (since the early days of CDs), good from beginning to end, one of those albums you can put on at a gathering and play straight through. Polished, tight and near flawless sound. Surprised to hear this one took several days and many retakes, the end result sounds fresh, inspired and without the sonic flaws that often accompany tape that's been recorded over too many times or has been spliced. Maybe what took so long was insisting on doing perfect performances that could stand on their own without doctoring? The horns and drums sound fabulous on my copy, lots of sass but no harshness in the brass, the drums sound like drums, not white noise. Only thing is, the piano sounds muffled or distant a little, but that seems to be the way he liked to be miked, all his albums are like that. Actually, listening to Ramsey Lewis' In Crowd, the drums and bass are up front, the piano sounding a little muffled in back, so maybe it was a common approach back then. I assume... Read more
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