6 Pieces of Silver

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6 Pieces of Silver
Studio album by Horace Silver
Released 1957
Recorded November 10, 1956 (#1-8)
November 15, 1958 (#9-10)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 38:56 original LP
Label Blue Note
BLP 1539
Producer Alfred Lion
Horace Silver chronology
Silver's Blue
6 Pieces of Silver
The Stylings of Silver
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

6 Pieces of Silver is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver released on the Blue Note label in 1957 featuring performances by Silver with Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Doug Watkins and Louis Hayes.[2] The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and states "The early Silver quintet was essentially the Jazz Messengers of the year before but already the band was starting to develop a sound of its own. "Señor Blues" officially put Horace Silver on the map".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Horace Silver, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Cool Eyes"   5:55
2. "Shirl"   4:16
3. "Camouflage"   4:25
4. "Enchantment"   6:22
5. "Señor Blues"   7:01
6. "Virgo"   5:49
7. "For Heaven's Sake" (Elise Bretton, Donald Meyer, Edwards Sherman) 5:09
Bonus tracks on CD reissue
No. Title Length
8. "Señor Blues" (Alternate Take) 6:38
9. "Tippin'"   6:12
10. "Señor Blues" (Vocal Version) 6:14



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 16 November 2009.
  2. ^ Horace Silver discography accessed 16 November 2009.