Further Explorations

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Further Explorations by the Horace Silver Quintet
Further Explorations.jpg
Studio album by Horace Silver Quintet
Released Early May 1958[1]
Recorded January 13, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 42:20
Label Blue Note
BLP 1589
Producer Alfred Lion
Horace Silver chronology
The Stylings of Silver
Further Explorations by the Horace Silver Quintet
Finger Poppin'
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3.5/4 stars[3]

Further Explorations by the Horace Silver Quintet is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver released on the Blue Note label in 1958 featuring performances by Silver with Art Farmer, Clifford Jordan, Teddy Kotick, and Louis Hayes. The AllMusic review by Steve Leggett awards the album 4 stars and states "Further Explorations is a solid, even striking outing, and if it isn't maybe quite as flashy as some of its predecessors, it is no less substantive and revealing".[4]

The song "Safari" had been issued by Blue Note, as Silver's first single, in 1952 and was re-issued as a single to coincide with the release of the album.

The Japanese editions of the album have a cover with artwork the same as shown here, but have blue as the dominant colour instead of yellow.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Horace Silver except as indicated
  1. "The Outlaw" - 6:07
  2. "Melancholy Mood" - 6:35
  3. "Pyramid" - 6:38
  4. "Moon Rays" - 10:56
  5. "Safari" - 5:11
  6. "Ill Wind" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 6:53




  1. ^ Billboard May 19, 1958
  2. ^ AllMusic Review
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1299. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  4. ^ Leggett, S. Allmusic Review accessed 16 November 2009.
  5. ^ Horace Silver discography accessed 16 November 2009.