Blowin' the Blues Away

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Blowin' the Blues Away
Studio album by Horace Silver
Released 1959
Recorded August 29-30 & September 13, 1959
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 42:54
Label Blue Note
BST 84017
Producer Alfred Lion
Horace Silver chronology
Finger Poppin'
(1959)
Blowin' the Blues Away
(1959)
Horace-Scope
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Blowin' the Blues Away is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver, released on the Blue Note label in 1959 featuring performances by Silver with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and states "Blowin' the Blues Away is one of Horace Silver's all-time Blue Note classics... one of Silver's finest albums, and it's virtually impossible to dislike".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Horace Silver except as indicated
  1. "Blowin' the Blues Away" - 4:44
  2. "The St. Vitus Dance" - 4:09
  3. "Break City" - 4:57
  4. "Peace" - 6:02
  5. "Sister Sadie" - 6:19
  6. "The Baghdad Blues" - 4:52
  7. "Melancholy Mood" - 7:10
  8. "How Did It Happen" (Don Newey) - 4:41 Bonus track on CD

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

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Horace Silver discography accessed 17 November 2009.
  3. ^ Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed 16 November 2009.