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A Prescription for the Blues

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Released  1997
Artist  Horace Silver
Producer  Horace Silver
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  May 29 & 30 1997
Release date  1997
Label  Impulse! Records
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A Prescription for the Blues (1997)  Jazz Has a Sense of Humor (1998)
Similar  Horace Silver albums, Jazz albums

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A Prescription for the Blues is an album by jazz pianist Horace Silver released on the Impulse! label in 1997 featuring performances by Silver with Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Ron Carter, and Louis Hayes.



The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and states "The funny part about Silver's music is that, no matter who he is paying tribute to (this set includes a song for Lester Young), the style always ends up sounding like Horace Silver, with no real reference to the subject matter... But it is a joy to hear Horace Silver still playing in his prime at the age of 68".

Track listing

All compositions by Horace Silver
  1. "A Prescription for the Blues" – 5:12
  2. "Whenever Lester Plays the Blues" – 6:35
  3. "You Gotta Shake That Thing" – 5:16
  4. "Yodel Lady Blues" – 6:42
  5. "Brother John and Brother Gene" – 4:43
  6. "Free at Last" – 6:27
  7. "Walk On" – 6:26
  8. "Sunrise in Malibu" – 5:01
  9. "Doctor Jazz" – 5:31
  10. Recorded in NYC on May 29 & 30, 1997.


  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums
  • Songs

    1A Prescription for the Blues5:14
    2Whenever Lester Plays the Blues6:36
    3You Gotta Shake That Thing5:16


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