1. That Healin’ Feelin’
2. The Happy Medium
3. The Show Has Begun
4. Love Vibrations
6. Permit Me To Introduce You To Yourself
7. Wipe Away The Evil
8. Nobody Knows
9. There’s Much To Be Done
Horace Silver Quintet – That Healin’ Feelin’ CD (Soul Brother)
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1. That Healin’ Feelin’
Horace Silver is a name that is synonymous with Blue Note, the Jazz Messengers and Hard Bop. Silver s debut as leader for the iconic label commenced in 1955 with Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers and finished in 1979 with the vocal Silver N Strings Plays The Music Of The Spheres. He contributed some of Hard Bop finest compositions during his time at the label and was one of Jazz’s most prolific composers. Songs like Song For My Father , Filthy McNasty , Doodlin , Sister Sadie Tokyo Blues , and Senor Blues are archetypal Silver/ Hard Bop tunes. They helped define an era.
Silver’s piano playing had a distinctive upbeat approach and his rhythms were designed with dancing feet in mind. The popularity of Silvers music endures to this day in part to this inherent optimism. Silver makes Jazz sound fun. Even the non-political Silver was influenced by the search for the spiritual and by the rise of the civil rights movement. This influence emerged on That Healin Feelin .
This first volume of United States Of Mind is not just about consciousness and politics. It is also about physical and mental well being. If you listen to the lyrics of Wipe Away The Evil and The Happy Medium , there is a dose of Silver s healthy optimism with a bout of practical self-help mixed in for good measure. Silver even updates his classic Peace with some wonderful lyrics and then there is the beauty of Love Vibrations . That Healin Feelin is Silver s first recording on electric piano and that was sacrilege in some Jazz circles who were used to his quintet recordings of two/ three horns, piano, drums and upright bass. Some things did not change, however, the horn lines that Silver wrote had that cheery almost cheesy quality that reflected Horace s positive state of mind. That Healin Feelin and Total Response were not fully appreciated until they gained popularity in the London Jazz scene of the late eighties and early nineties, after which Original Vinyl copies became in demand and scarce to find.
We are delighted to present That Healin Feelin on CD remastered from the Original masters and presented with the Original Artwork for the first time, in our classic albums series. (Malcolm Prangell 2012) – Soul Brother