Horace Silver featuring Hank Mobley: My One and Only Love
My One and Only Love
Horace Silver (piano)
The Stylings of Silver (Blue Note 1562)
Art Farmer (trumpet), Teddy Kotick (bass), Louis Hayes (drums).
Composed by Robert Mellin and Guy B. Wood.
Recorded: Hackensack, NJ, May 8, 1957
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Horace Silver, the first in a long line of legendary Jazz Messenger pianists, performed on many of the famous early Art Blakey collaborations with trumpeters Clifford Brown and Kenny Dorham in 1954 and '55. Upon leaving the group shortly thereafter, Silver's reputation as one of the great hard-bop composers was solidified through his consistently swinging Blue Note recordings. On this album of mostly Silver originals, the sole cover choice is an inspired version of the standard "My One and Only Love." Note Silver's expressive (yet traditional) interpretation of the melody and the double-time tenor work of Hank Mobley, a fellow Blakey alum.
Reviewer: Eric Novod