“Señor Blues” – Horace Silver (1956)

A beautiful jazz standard by Horace Silver, recorded on November 10, 1956, and released that same month on the album Six Pieces of Silver (Blues Note – BLP 1539). The recording features Silver (piano); Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Donald Byrd (trumpet); Doug Watkins (bass); and Louis Hayes (drums). It was recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, and is considered to be in the hard bop style of jazz.

This live recording below features, along with Silver, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Junior Cook on sax.

Scott Yanow at AllMusic writes that “‘Señor Blues’ officially put Horace Silver on the map.” I get that.

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