Vinyl LP repressing of this absolute jazz classic. A Blue Note essential, this album is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary vinyl reissue campaign featuring 100 titles. The Cape Verdean Blues was originally released in 1965 by the Horace Silver Quintet, which was led - unsurprisingly - by jazz pianist Horace Silver. The quintet is joined on half of these tracks by trombonist J.J. Johnson, with whom Silver had been eager to work for some time. The album was inspired by Silver's father, John Tavares Silva, who was born in Cape Verde. The album was taped in two 1965 sessions: October 1st and October 22nd.