Song for My Father - Horace Silver
Okay, I'm trying something new. I love music. All kinds of music, except for what passes for country nowadays. I also love to share music that influences my writing and creativity in general. I go through phases. One week I will listen to The Decemberists, the next Max Richter or Alexander Balanescu. This week, though, it's Jazz.
A long time ago, I wanted to be a DJ. Not like DJs today, playing at raves and clubs. A radio DJ, playing jazz in the wee hours of the night. That which was inside me at age 20 is still there. Maybe some day there will be independent, non-automated, radio stations. There are still a few left I am sure.
Each week I will feature an album or artist playlist that I feel the need to share. Please feel free to opine in the comments below.
Today, for the initial playlist entry, I present to you Song for My Father by Horace Silver. It was recorded in 1965 and personnel include Horace Silver on piano, Joe Henderson on tenor sax, Gene Taylor on bass, and Roy Brooks on Drums. The melodies may sound slightly familiar. This album influenced Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder. I'm sure you know the songs to which I am referring.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And please, turn up the volume...