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Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 40 - Zurich 1959

Sonny Rollins Trio & Horace Silver Quintet

Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 40 - Zurich 1959

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Format: CD
Label: TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
UPC: 0725095024020
Catnr: TCB 02402
Release date: 08 April 2016
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TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
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0725095024020
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TCB 02402
Release date
08 April 2016

"This is one of the most desirable volumes yet issued in this series, featuring excellent sound and top-drawer performances that few will know."

The New York City Jazz Record's, 29-5-2017
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This Swiss Radio Days album features two pre-eminent modern jazz exponents - tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins with his Trio - and pianist Horace Silver with his Quintet. These tracks embody the quintessence of small group modern jazz. Theodore Walter 'Sonny' Rollins was born in New York City on September 7th, 1930 and came into prominence when he won the Down Beat Critics' Poll as New Star in 1957. He was pioneer of the hard bop school of jazz. He also composed some memorable jazz themes, including 'Alfie's Theme, 'Sonnymoon for Two' and 'The Cutting Edge'. Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on September 2nd 1928. He studied saxophone in high school and played local gigs. stan Getz heard him on piano in 1950 and hired him to tour with the Getz quintet. In 1951, Silver moved to New York City and, over the years, he worked and recorded with Art Blakey, Miles Davis and many other famous musicians.
Swiss Radio Days Vol. 40 widmet sich zwei überragenden Vertretern des Modern Jazz und stellt somit die Quintessenz des Modern Jazz für kleine Ensembles dar: dem Tenorsaxophonisten Sonny Rollins mit seinem Trio und dem Pianisten Horace Silver und seinem Quintet. Die Aufnahmen entstanden 1959 in Zürich.

Sonny Rollins Trio
Sonny Rollins, Saxophon
Henry Grimes, Bass
Pete La Roca, Schlagzeug

Horace Silver Quintet
Horace Silver, Klavier
Blue Mitchell, Trompete
Junior Cook, Tenorsaxophon
Gene Taylor, Bass
Louis Hayes, Schlagzeug

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Louis Hayes (drums)

Pete La Roca (drums)

Horace Silver (piano)

Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver (September 2, 1928 – June 18, 2014) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style that he helped pioneer in the 1950s.  After playing tenor saxophone and piano at school in Connecticut, Silver got his break on piano when his trio was recruited by Stan Getz in 1950. Silver soon moved to New York City, where he developed a reputation as a composer and for his bluesy playing. Frequent sideman recordings in the mid-1950s helped further, but it was his work with the Jazz Messengers, co-led by Art Blakey, that brought both his writing and playing most attention. Their Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers album contained Silver's first...
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Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver (September 2, 1928 – June 18, 2014) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style that he helped pioneer in the 1950s. After playing tenor saxophone and piano at school in Connecticut, Silver got his break on piano when his trio was recruited by Stan Getz in 1950. Silver soon moved to New York City, where he developed a reputation as a composer and for his bluesy playing. Frequent sideman recordings in the mid-1950s helped further, but it was his work with the Jazz Messengers, co-led by Art Blakey, that brought both his writing and playing most attention. Their Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers album contained Silver's first hit, "The Preacher". After leaving Blakey in 1956, Silver formed his own quintet, with what became the standard small group line-up of tenor saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums. Their public performances and frequent recordings for Blue Note Records increased Silver's popularity, even through changes of personnel. His most successful album was Song for My Father, made with two iterations of the quintet in 1963 and 1964. Several changes occurred in the early 1970s: Silver disbanded his group to spend more time with his wife and to concentrate on composing; he included lyrics in his recordings; and his interest in spiritualism developed. The last two of these were often combined, resulting in commercially unsuccessful releases such as The United States of Mind series. Silver left Blue Note after 28 years, founded his own record label, and scaled back his touring in the 1980s, relying in part on royalties from his compositions for income. In 1993, he returned to major record labels, releasing five albums before gradually withdrawing from public view because of health problems. As a player, Silver transitioned from bebop to hard bop by stressing melody rather than complex harmony, and combined clean and often humorous right-hand lines with darker notes and chords in a near-perpetual left-hand rumble. His compositions similarly emphasized catchy melodies, but often also contained dissonant harmonies. Many of his varied repertoire of songs became jazz standards that are still widely played. His considerable legacy encompasses his influence on other pianists and composers, and the development of young jazz talents who appeared in his bands over the course of four decades.

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Sonny Rollins (saxophone)

Walter Theodore 'Sonny' Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. A number of his compositions, including 'St. Thomas', 'Oleo', 'Doxy', 'Pent-Up House', and 'Airegin', have become jazz standards.  Rollins was born in New York City to parents from the United States Virgin Islands. The youngest of three siblings, he grew up in central Harlem and on Sugar Hill, Harlem, receiving his first alto saxophone at the age of seven or eight. He attended Edward W. Stitt Junior High School and graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in East Harlem. He has said that a concert by Frank Sinatra at his high school, accompanied by a...
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Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. A number of his compositions, including "St. Thomas", "Oleo", "Doxy", "Pent-Up House", and "Airegin", have become jazz standards. Rollins was born in New York City to parents from the United States Virgin Islands. The youngest of three siblings, he grew up in central Harlem and on Sugar Hill, Harlem, receiving his first alto saxophone at the age of seven or eight. He attended Edward W. Stitt Junior High School and graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in East Harlem. He has said that a concert by Frank Sinatra at his high school, accompanied by a plea for racial harmony, changed his life. Rollins started as a pianist, changed to alto saxophone, and finally switched to tenor in 1946. During his high school years, he played in a band with other future jazz legends Jackie McLean, Kenny Drew and Art Taylor.
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Blue Mitchell (trumpet)

Junior Cook (saxophone)

Composer(s)

Horace Silver (piano)

Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver (September 2, 1928 – June 18, 2014) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style that he helped pioneer in the 1950s.  After playing tenor saxophone and piano at school in Connecticut, Silver got his break on piano when his trio was recruited by Stan Getz in 1950. Silver soon moved to New York City, where he developed a reputation as a composer and for his bluesy playing. Frequent sideman recordings in the mid-1950s helped further, but it was his work with the Jazz Messengers, co-led by Art Blakey, that brought both his writing and playing most attention. Their Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers album contained Silver's first...
more
Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver (September 2, 1928 – June 18, 2014) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style that he helped pioneer in the 1950s. After playing tenor saxophone and piano at school in Connecticut, Silver got his break on piano when his trio was recruited by Stan Getz in 1950. Silver soon moved to New York City, where he developed a reputation as a composer and for his bluesy playing. Frequent sideman recordings in the mid-1950s helped further, but it was his work with the Jazz Messengers, co-led by Art Blakey, that brought both his writing and playing most attention. Their Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers album contained Silver's first hit, "The Preacher". After leaving Blakey in 1956, Silver formed his own quintet, with what became the standard small group line-up of tenor saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums. Their public performances and frequent recordings for Blue Note Records increased Silver's popularity, even through changes of personnel. His most successful album was Song for My Father, made with two iterations of the quintet in 1963 and 1964. Several changes occurred in the early 1970s: Silver disbanded his group to spend more time with his wife and to concentrate on composing; he included lyrics in his recordings; and his interest in spiritualism developed. The last two of these were often combined, resulting in commercially unsuccessful releases such as The United States of Mind series. Silver left Blue Note after 28 years, founded his own record label, and scaled back his touring in the 1980s, relying in part on royalties from his compositions for income. In 1993, he returned to major record labels, releasing five albums before gradually withdrawing from public view because of health problems. As a player, Silver transitioned from bebop to hard bop by stressing melody rather than complex harmony, and combined clean and often humorous right-hand lines with darker notes and chords in a near-perpetual left-hand rumble. His compositions similarly emphasized catchy melodies, but often also contained dissonant harmonies. Many of his varied repertoire of songs became jazz standards that are still widely played. His considerable legacy encompasses his influence on other pianists and composers, and the development of young jazz talents who appeared in his bands over the course of four decades.

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Sonny Rollins (saxophone)

Walter Theodore 'Sonny' Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. A number of his compositions, including 'St. Thomas', 'Oleo', 'Doxy', 'Pent-Up House', and 'Airegin', have become jazz standards.  Rollins was born in New York City to parents from the United States Virgin Islands. The youngest of three siblings, he grew up in central Harlem and on Sugar Hill, Harlem, receiving his first alto saxophone at the age of seven or eight. He attended Edward W. Stitt Junior High School and graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in East Harlem. He has said that a concert by Frank Sinatra at his high school, accompanied by a...
more
Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. A number of his compositions, including "St. Thomas", "Oleo", "Doxy", "Pent-Up House", and "Airegin", have become jazz standards. Rollins was born in New York City to parents from the United States Virgin Islands. The youngest of three siblings, he grew up in central Harlem and on Sugar Hill, Harlem, receiving his first alto saxophone at the age of seven or eight. He attended Edward W. Stitt Junior High School and graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in East Harlem. He has said that a concert by Frank Sinatra at his high school, accompanied by a plea for racial harmony, changed his life. Rollins started as a pianist, changed to alto saxophone, and finally switched to tenor in 1946. During his high school years, he played in a band with other future jazz legends Jackie McLean, Kenny Drew and Art Taylor.
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Press

This is one of the most desirable volumes yet issued in this series, featuring excellent sound and top-drawer performances that few will know.
The New York City Jazz Record's, 29-5-2017

"This was an extraordinary group on every level."
Jazzwax, 06-12-2016

''In addition, expect great sound from this vintage recording as well!''
Sea of Tranquility, 03-12-2016

Jazzpodium / 01/09/2016
Jazzpodium, 01-9-2016

Done Shortly After Finger Poppin', the first Blue Note album with this version of the quintet, the group is already rocking, with Cook very much in mobile mode and Mitchell dislaying a wide range emotionally.
Jazzwise, 01-8-2016

This records let's you enjoy timeless jazz 34 minutes and that's offcourse the same with 24 minutes with Sonny Rollins. 
Piano wereld, 01-7-2016

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Jazzthing, 01-6-2016

"The series 'Swiss Radio Days' is well known for its releases of excellent live-broadcastings starting from the end of the 1940s. This new volume is also superb in terms of sound and performance."
Jazzpodium, 01-6-2016

" [...] A must for every lover of this kind of music [...] "
Jazzenzo, 10-5-2016

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Often bought together with..

Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 46 / Charles Lloyd Quartet, Montreux Jazz Festival 1967
Charles Lloyd Quartet
Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 44 / Toots Thielemans presents The Thierry Lang Trio Cully 1989 & 1990
Toots Thielemans / The Thierry Lang Trio
Swiss Radio Days Vol. 35 - Max Roach Quintet - Jazz Series
Max Roach Quintet
Radio Days Vol. 2
Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers
Swiss Radio Days Vol. 6 - Lausanne 1960 2nd set
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
Swiss Radio Days Vol. 8 - Lucerne 1978
Clark Terry / Chris Woods

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