8/22/08

Horace Silver - Song for my Father (1964)



Jazz is one of those subjects I feel constrained to talk about, because whenever I try to drop some knowledge about it, I'm afraid some O.G. Jazz cat from the 50's will smack me in the mouth for getting facts wrong, but I try to do justice to the most vastest musical genre. With that being said, I want to share one of my most Favorite Jazz albums of all time, Horace Silver's 'Song for my Father'. While most cats around the mid-60's we're doing straight ahead Jazz (especially on the Blue Note label) this album from Silver displayed more of a fusion style mixed with Bassa Nova, which gives his sound more of a groove. It's hard for me to compare it to everything that was out at that time, but by listening to the progression of Jazz into the 70's, this album was ahead of it's time.

This album is also very special to me because it was one of the few musical pieces that coincidentally was introduced to me by my father, and it was one of the first Jazz records I ever purchased (Pls. note that the link contains the CD version). Please download and enjoy.

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1. "Song for My Father" – 7:15
2. "The Natives Are Restless Tonight" – 6:08
3. "Calcutta Cutie" – 8:28[1]
4. "Que Pasa" – 7:45
5. "The Kicker" – 5:24
6. "Lonely Woman" – 7:03

The following tracks were added to various CD reissues:

1. "Sanctimonious Sam" – 3:52
2. "Que Pasa" (trio version) – 5:35
3. "Sighin' and Cryin'" – 5:23
4. "Silver Treads Among My Soul" – 3:50

All compositions by Horace Silver except 5. Joe Henderson, 7. Musa Kaleem.

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5

* Horace Silver — piano
* Carmell Jones — trumpet
* Joe Henderson — tenor saxophone
* Teddy Smith — bass
* Roger Humphries — drums

Tracks 3, 6 – 10

* Horace Silver — piano
* Blue Mitchell — trumpet
* Junior Cook — tenor saxophone
* Eugene Taylor — bass
* Roy Brooks — drums

3 comments:

Clive said...

Thank you for sharing!

A really difficult file to find

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Anonymous said...

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