Horace Silver with the Jazz Messengers Blue Note 1518. Hard bop prophets at the birth of the movement. This is Silver’s first session as a leader. The year is 1955 and it’s the start of an incredible 15-year run of stunning musical achievement from Blue Note Records. KENNY DORHAM, trumpet; HANK MOBLEY, tenor sax; HORACE SILVER, piano; DOUG WATKINS, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums. The eight original Silver compositions, including “The Preacher”, “Creepin’ In” and “Doodlin’”, are jazz standards today. Reid Miles designed the cool cover. Blue Note founder Alfred Lion took the photo. Ira Gitler wrote the liner notes. Rudy Van Gelder mastered.