Jazz Has a Sense of Humor

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Jazz Has a Sense of Humor
Studio album by Horace Silver
Released 1998
Recorded December 17 & 18, 1998
Genre Jazz
Label Verve
Producer Horace Silver
Horace Silver chronology
A Prescription for the Blues
Jazz Has a Sense of Humor
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Jazz Has a Sense of Humor is the final studio album by jazz pianist Horace Silver released on the Verve label in 1998 featuring performances by Silver with Ryan Kisor, Jimmy Greene, John Webber, and Willie Jones III.[2] The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4 stars and states "In this set of nine originals, the Horace Silver touch is clearly evident: happy, strong melodies; groovin' beats; Silver's deft, deliberate, bluesy piano comping and boppin' leads... his tunefully familiar, head-noddin' original funk is a vital as ever, and sounds pretty fresh compared to some of the trite neo-bop being reprocessed this past decade. Silver's light, spare, soulful style is a sound for sore ears, one that has a universal, timeless appeal, crossing generational and commercial barriers. This is well-played music, a specialty Silver has envisioned and realized through the bulk of his career. Highly recommended".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Horace Silver
  1. "Satisfaction Guaranteed" – 5:47
  2. "The Mama Suite Part 1: Not Enough Mama" – 5:36
  3. "The Mama Suite Part 2: Too Much Mama" – 4:52
  4. "The Mama Suite Part 3: Just Right Mama" – 4:07
  5. "Philley Millie" – 4:45
  6. "Ah-Ma-Tell" – 6:00
  7. "I Love Annie's Fanny" – 4:48
  8. "Gloria" – 7:34
  9. "Where Do I Go from Here?" – 4:01



  1. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed December 1, 2009.
  2. ^ Horace Silver discography accessed December 1, 2009.