Horace Silver

Natives Are Restless Tonight

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Taken from three concerts performed during 1965-66 and released by Horace Silver's own record label decades later, this valuable CD features tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson and either Carmell Jones or Woody Shaw on trumpet playing fresh versions of four of Silver's compositions including a "new" "Song for My Father," "Que Pasa," two versions of "The African Queen" and the title cut. Since the great Silver has tended to record on an annual basis through the years, mostly sticking to new material, this live set gives one a rare opportunity to hear his quintet stretching out on songs that were more familiar to them.