The Cape Verdean Blues

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The Cape Verdean Blues
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Studio album by The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson
Released Early January 1966[1]
Recorded October 1 & 22, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 43:43
Label Blue Note
BST 84220
Producer Alfred Lion
Horace Silver chronology
Song for My Father
Cape Verdean Blues
The Jody Grind
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3.5/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

The Cape Verdean Blues is an album by the Horace Silver Quintet, led by jazz pianist Horace Silver. The quintet is joined on half of these tracks by trombonist J.J. Johnson, with whom Silver had been eager to work for some time. The album was inspired by Silver's father, John Tavares Silva, who was born in Cape Verde.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Horace Silver, unless otherwise noted.
  1. "The Cape Verdean Blues" - 4:59
  2. "The African Queen" - 9:36
  3. "Pretty Eyes" - 7:30
  4. "Nutville" - 7:15
  5. "Bonita" - 8:37
  6. "Mo' Joe" (Joe Henderson) - 5:46

Recorded on October 1 (#1-3) and 22 (#4-6), 1965.



  1. ^ Billboard Jan 15, 1966
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1299. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 181. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ At Discogs