The Cape Verdean Blues
|The Cape Verdean Blues|
|Studio album by The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson|
|Recorded||October 1 & 22, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
|Horace Silver chronology|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|||
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
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.
- All tracks by Horace Silver, unless otherwise noted.
- "The Cape Verdean Blues" - 4:59
- "The African Queen" - 9:36
- "Pretty Eyes" - 7:30
- "Nutville" - 7:15
- "Bonita" - 8:37
- "Mo' Joe" (Joe Henderson) - 5:46
Recorded on October 1 (#1-3) and 22 (#4-6), 1965.
- Horace Silver - piano
- Woody Shaw - trumpet
- Joe Henderson - tenor sax
- J.J. Johnson - trombone on tracks 4 - 6
- Bob Cranshaw - bass
- Roger Humphries - drums
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