The Jazz Show Episode March 23, 2009

Broadcast on 23-Mar-2009

9:00pm - 12:00am

This album was pianist/composer Horace Silver's third recording for Blue Note with his working band. The band, with this personal was captured at it's peak before some of the men left to persue other opportunities. Art Farmer on trumpet provided cliche-free, thoughtful solos in contrast to the outgoing Rollins influenced tenor saxophone work of Chicago born Clifford Jordan, Teddy Kotick, who was Charlie Parker's favourite bassist is strong and vibrant here. The drumming of Louis Hayes adds to the mix. Horace Silver's spare, swinging playing is so distinctive and his compositions reflect Silver's creative processes. Soon after, Horace had to rebuild his quintet as Farmer left to join Gerry Mulligan and Jordan left to play with J.J. Johnson and Kotick left to freelance and work with Bill Evans. The band was tight and together for this album appropriately called "Further Explorations".

Track Listing:

Dizzy Meets Sonny
Dizzy Gillespie · The Modern Jazz
St. John
Clifford Jordan · Cliff Jordan
Beyond the Blue
L,SD Takes A Holiday
Ted Curson · Pop Wine
Casual Co-ordinates
Kevin Elaschuk · Casual Co-Ordinates
Still Life
Body and Soul
Thelonious Monk · Monk at the Village
The Outlaw
Horace Silver · Further Explorations
Melancholy Mood
Moon Rays
Ill Wind.