The Stylings of Silver

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The Stylings of Silver
The Stylings of Silver.jpg
Studio album by Horace Silver
Released 1957
Recorded May 8, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hakensack, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 57:57
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Horace Silver chronology
6 Pieces of Silver
(1956)6 Pieces of Silver1956
The Stylings of Silver
Further Explorations
(1958)Further Explorations1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

The Stylings of Silver is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver released on the Blue Note label in 1957 featuring performances by Silver with Art Farmer, Hank Mobley, Teddy Kotick, and Louis Hayes.[3]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and states "All of Silver's Blue Note quintet recordings are consistently superb and swinging and, although not essential, this is a very enjoyable set".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Horace Silver except as indicated
  1. "No Smokin'" - 5:33
  2. "The Back Beat" - 6:23
  3. "Soulville" - 6:16
  4. "Home Cookin'" - 6:28
  5. "Metamorphosis" - 7:18
  6. "My One and Only Love" - (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) - 6:59
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 8, 1957.



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 4 January 2013.
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 181. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Horace Silver discography accessed 16 November 2009.