Rockin' with Rachmaninoff

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Rockin' with Rachmaninoff
Studio album by Horace Silver
Released October 28, 2003
Recorded July 10, 11, August 14, 15, 1991
Genre Jazz
Label Bop City
Producer Horace Silver
Horace Silver chronology
Jazz Has a Sense of Humor
Rockin' with Rachmaninoff
Live at Newport '58
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Rockin' with Rachmaninoff is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver, recorded in 1991 and released on the Bop City label in 2003, featuring performances by Silver with Michael Mossman, Bob Summers, Ricky Woodard, Ralph Bowen, Doug Webb, Andy Martin, Bob McChesney, Bob Maize, and Carl Burnett, with vocals by Andy Bey.[2] The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4 stars and states "Horace Silver's Rockin' With Rachmaninoff was originally conceived as a stage musical, complete with singers, dancers, musicians, and a narrator to tell the story of the composer's idea of Duke Ellington introducing Sergei Rachmaninoff to all the jazz greats in heaven... If this CD is any indication as to the quality of Horace Silver's short-lived musical, it must have been one hell of a show".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions and lyrics by Horace Silver
  1. "Rocky's Overture" - 5:39
  2. "Rocky Meets the Duke" - 6:09
  3. "Satchmo's Song" - 7:16
  4. "Monkeyin' Around With Monk" - 5:42
  5. "A Ballad for Hawk" - 5:51
  6. "The Skunky Funky Blues" - 6:51
  7. "Sunday Mornin' Prayer Meetin'" - 5:03
  8. "Hallelujah to Ya" - 5:11
  9. "The Righteous Rumba" - 6:23
  10. "Lavender Love" - 5:29
  11. "Rockin' with Rachmaninoff" - 4:31



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Horace Silver discography accessed December 1, 2009.
  3. ^ Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed December 1, 2009.