Live at Newport '58

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Live at Newport '58
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Live album by Horace Silver
Released February 5, 2008[1]
Recorded July 6, 1958
Genre Hard bop
Length 44:44
Label Blue Note
Producer Michael Cuscuna
Horace Silver chronology
Rockin' with Rachmaninoff
Live at Newport '58

Live at Newport '58 is a live album by jazz pianist Horace Silver. The album was recorded on July 6, 1958 at the Newport Jazz Festival. Blue Note Records released the album in 2008. It is one of the few officially released live albums with Silver as bandleader.[1][2][3]

Producer Michael Cuscuna discovered Silver's Newport performance while auditioning tapes at the Library of Congress.[4] He was able to locate a three-track master recording in Columbia Records' archives, as Columbia producer George Avakian had supervised the recording of the entire 1958 Newport Festival.[4]


The personnel lineup that appears on this album was relatively short-lived. Junior Cook and Louis Hayes were the only two sidemen remaining from the previous edition of the Quintet. Trumpeter Louis Smith, who replaced Donald Byrd, was with the group for only a short time before Blue Mitchell replaced him, and this album presents Smith's only full performance with the group.[3] However, critic Jeff Tamarkin writes that "[Smith's] playing on this date is monstrous",[2] and The Penguin Guide to Jazz notes that "any thought that Smith was a stop-gap is blown away at once."[5]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/3 stars(1/1 star)[5]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz noted that "a lot of archive rediscoveries are just ticks in collectors' boxes. This one has real musical value and high excitement: iconic hard bop."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Horace Silver.

No. Title Length
1. "Introduction by Willis Conover" 00:44
2. "Tippin'" 13:10
3. "The Outlaw" 11:47
4. "Señor Blues" 08:42
5. "Cool Eyes" 10:21



  1. ^ a b Blue Note Records (2008). "Releases: SILVER, HORACE - Live At Newport '58". New York: Blue Note Records. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Tamarkin, Jeff. "Live at Newport '58". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Bailey, C. Michael (February 7, 2008). "Horace Silver: Live At Newport '58 (review)". All About Jazz. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Cuscuna, Michael (2008). Live at Newport '58 (CD booklet). Horace Silver. New York: Blue Note Records. 0946 3 98070 2 4. 
  5. ^ a b c Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. pp. 1298–1299. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.