In Pursuit of the 27th Man

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In Pursuit of the 27th Man
In Pursuit of the 27th Man.jpg
Studio album by Horace Silver
Released Mid March 1973[1]
Recorded October 6 & November 10, 1972
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:43
Label Blue Note
BN-LA054-F
Producer George Butler
Horace Silver chronology
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Professional ratings
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Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

In Pursuit of the 27th Man is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver released on the Blue Note label in 1973, featuring performances by Silver with David Friedman, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Bob Cranshaw, and Mickey Roker.[5]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and states "a very unusual sound for a Horace Silver set. But no matter what the instrumentation, the style is pure Silver, hard-driving and melodic hard bop with a strong dose of funky soul".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Horace Silver except as indicated

  1. "Liberated Brother" (Irvine) - 5:23
  2. "Kathy" (Evans, Livingston, Santos) - 4:17
  3. "Gregory Is Here" - 6:21
  4. "Summer in Central Park" - 4:41
  5. "Nothin' Can Stop Me Now" - 5:15
  6. "In Pursuit of the 27th Man" - 9:44
  7. "Strange Vibes" - 5:02

Recorded on October 6 (2, 4, 6 & 7) and November 10 (1, 3 & 5), 1972.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Mar 24, 1973
  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. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 181. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  5. ^ Horace Silver discography accessed November 24, 2009.
  6. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 24, 2009.