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Horace Silver: Jazz Has a Sense of Humor

As corporate takeover games morph the old Impulse! imprimatur into Verve, and the major’s relentless publicity machines posture this as “Horace Silver’s Verve debut!” we must avoid rampant sarcasm and see it as Horace suggests, remembering that jazz has a sense of humor. And who better to deliver that timeless message than the man who gave us such soulful silliness as “Psychedelic Sally,” the saga of “Filthy McNasty” and “Dufus Rufus,” taking us all the way to “Nutville,” after we quaffed “Too Much Sake.”

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