For the 7th edition of Portrait Jazz we would like to explore Horace Silver’s ‘Blowin’ the Blues Away’.

This album marks the peak of Silver’s classic quintet with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook, bassist Gene Taylor, and drummer Louis Hayes; it’s also one of the pianist’s strongest sets of original compositions. In short, Blowin’ the Blues Away is one of Silver’s finest albums, and it’s virtually impossible to dislike.

House band

Raffy Bushman – piano
Johnny Woodham – trumpet
Theo Erskine – tenor
Rio Kai – bass
Samuel Michnik – drums