6 Pieces of Silver

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6 Pieces of Silver
6 Pieces of Silver.jpg
Studio album by Horace Silver
Released January 1957[1]
Recorded November 10, 1956 (#1-8)
November 15, 1958 (#9-10)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 38:56
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Horace Silver chronology
Silver's Blue
(1956)Silver's Blue1956
6 Pieces of Silver
The Stylings of Silver
(1957)The Stylings of Silver1957
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3.5/4 stars[3]

6 Pieces of Silver is a studio 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.[4] 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".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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, Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer) 5:09
Bonus tracks on CD reissue
No. Title Length
8. "Señor Blues" (Alternative take) 6:38
9. "Tippin'" 6:12
10. "Señor Blues" (Vocal version) 6:14



  1. ^ Billboard Feb 2, 1957
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 16 November 2009.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1299. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  4. ^ Horace Silver discography accessed 16 November 2009.