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Horace Silver- Song for My Father (1965)

Updated: Jan 25

Horace Silver- Song For My Father

Blue Note Records

Released at the End of January 1965

Recorded on October 31, 1963 (#3, 6, 7, 8); October 26, 1964 (#1, 2, 4, 5).

Song For My Father by Horace Silver, released in 1965, is a jazz masterpiece that reflects Silver's diverse musical influences. Born in Connecticut, Silver drew inspiration from Cape Verdean and Portuguese music, creating a unique blend of swing, gospel, blues, and island rhythms. The album's iconic title track, inspired by a trip to Brazil, features a memorable melodic theme and impressive solos by Silver and Joe Henderson. Tracks like "The Natives Are Restless Tonight" and "Que Pasa" showcase tight interplay, while "The Kicker" highlights Joe Henderson's virtuosity. The album received critical acclaim, cementing Silver's legacy in jazz. Song For My Father remains a timeless classic in jazz history.

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