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Horace Silver (piano)
Kenny Dorham (trumpet)
Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)
Doug Watkins (bass)
Art Blakey (drums)
Recorded November 13, 1954 (tracks 1, 2, 3 and 8) and February 6, 1955 (tracks 4-7) in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Produced by Alfred Lion
Recorded In Mono only. Originally released as Blue Note BLP 1518
"In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you've set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder's studio!" - Blue Note President, Don Was.
Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers is the influential 1955 classic by the ensemble. This milestone album established the hard bop style. It is the first under the quintet's name and features a smoothing blend of bebop influences with blues and gospel undertones. Standouts include "The Preacher" and "Doodlin'."