Horace Silver 5 & Joe Farrell 3


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In April 1968, two American ensembles performed on Jazz Omkring Midnat, a Danish TV program. The first group was the Horace Silver Quintet, with Bill Hardman (tp), Bennie Maupin (ts), Horace Silver (p), John Williams (b) and Billy Cobham (d). Following Silver was the Elvin Jones Trio, featuring Elvin Jones (d), Joe Farrell (ts, fl) and Jimmy Garrison (b). Two bands that epitomized the rising heat and abstraction in acoustic jazz.

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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