Song for My Father

Song for My Father

by Horace Silver QuintetHorace Silver Quintet


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1964 was a transitional year for jazz and a transitional year for Horace Silver. Hard bop and its child, soul jazz, slipped in between the ebbing of rock 'N' roll's first flowering and the arrival of The Beatles and achieved a mass popularity that jazz would not attain again. The party was over and, at the same time, Silver's five-year edition of his band (with Blue Mitchell and Junior Cook) was breaking up. The new front line consisted of trumpeter Carmell Jones and the great tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and, in atypical fashion, Silver spent a year making this album -- some of it ("Calcutta Cutie") was even recorded with the old personnel. No matter; when it was finally released, it became Silver's most popular and successful album, largely due to its celebrated album-opening title track and partly due to its famous cover -- a photo of an elegant, straw-hatted Cape Verdean gentleman chewing a stubby cigar: Silver's father.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/1999
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724349900226
catalogNumber: 99002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Horace Silver Quintet   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Roy Brooks   Drums
Junior Cook   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
Carmell Jones   Trumpet
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Horace Silver   Piano
Lex Humphries   Drums
Roger Humphries   Drums
Teddy Smith   Bass
Gene Taylor   Bass

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Michael Cuscuna   Producer,Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Alfred Lion   Producer
MGN   Liner Notes
Francis Wolff   Cover Photo
Reid Miles   Cover Design

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