Saturday, May 24, 2008

Horace Silver - Song for My Father

An incredible record -- the kind of album that only Blue Note could put out, and an instant classic that will sound wonderful forever! The album's truly one of the great ones -- one of those Blue Notes that still makes you stop and pause when you hear it, even though you've heard it a million times in Starbucks and places like that. Horace Silver is working here at the height of his powers -- lyrical, free, yet also damn soulful, in a style that makes for some of the most evocative jazz-based grooves cut to wax at the time. Carmell Jones is in the group, and plays some of his best trumpet ever -- and Joe Henderson really drives the whole session home with some incredible tenor work. Other group members include Teddy Smith on bass and Roger Humphries on drums -- and titles include the instantly famous "Song For My Father", plus "Que Pasa", "The Kicker", and "Calcutta Cutie".

1. Song for My Father
The The Natives Are Restless Tonight
Calcutta Cutie
Que Pasa?
The Kicker
Lonely Woman
Sanctimonious Sam [*]
Que Pasa? [Trio Version][*]
9. Sighin' and Cryin' [*]
Silver Threads Among My Soul [*]


1 comment:

Chris said...

Thanks for the post on this album! I was lucky enough to inherit this on LP from my father and I love it. Good taste! :)