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Song For My Father [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Horace Silver Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 Jun 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00000IL27
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,986 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Song For My Father (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) [1999 - Remastered] 7:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Natives Are Restless Tonight (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 Digital Remaster) 6:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Calcutta Cutie (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 Digital Remaster) 8:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Que Pasa (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 Digital Remaster) 7:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Kicker (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 Digital Remaster) 5:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Lonely Woman (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 Digital Remaster) 7:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sanctimonious Sam (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Que Pasa (Trio Version; Rudy Van Gelder Edition) [1999 - Remastered] 5:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sighin' And Cryin' (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 Digital Remaster) 5:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Silver Threads Among The Soul (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:530.99  Buy MP3 

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funkiest hard-bop album ever 2 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Quintessential hard bop from the founding father of funk: an absolutely kicking album. Hugely influential, irresistibly swinging deep groove. Joe Henderson's saxophone is driven by waves of emotion and Silver's crisp composition and rhythmic left hand is at its most compelling. This is easily one of my favourite albums. I'm capable of playing it over and over again - the title tune is simply thrilling. The whole band exudes ebullience and optimism.
But the album is far more than mere entertainment: Silver's own trio piece, the closing "Lonely Woman" (not to be confused with the eponymous 1959 piece by Ornette Coleman, or the 1937 one by Benny Carter) is exceptional for its introspective lyricism. Silver's father was from Maio, Cape Verde, and his Portuguese origin (presumably Silva) explains the sub-title of the album: Cantiga para meu pai. No father could hope for a more heartfelt dedication.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Silver lining 27 Nov 2006
By David Johnson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
It's the simpleness of his warm, infectious grooves that makes Horace Silver's music so enduring. The Bossa Nova infused title track is a typical example of his ability to pen catchy rhythms, "Song for my father," is notable for Joe Henderson's blazing solo and it remains one of those Blue Note signature tunes. Each track starts with a bass note and a single piano chord before gently building into a tumultuous ebb and flow. "Calcutta Cutie," has a slighly eerie, claustrophobic feel to it and it combines well with the snaking,"Que Pasa." The liner notes on this re-issued version give an interesting insight into the rag bag of musicians that Silver used in laying down the tracks. The rather lengthy recording time and the two quintets involved can only add to the record's allure

Some stuffy Jazz aficionados like to have a pop at this. Maybe the trumpets are a little blown away by the rhythm section but it remains one of my personal favourite Blue Notes and this is surely a must have in anyone's reocord collection.
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Interesting... if one of the main reasons for the great space and vast praise garnered by the reviews for Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" is that it combines brilliant musicianship with tunes that are "accessible" by a much wider audience than pure jazz aficionados then why such little comparative interest in a record with similarly good credentials ?

While the playing on "Song For My Father" may not rank up there with Davis' & Coltrane's quite exceptional virtuosity on "Kind of Blue", Joe Henderson's sax, Carmell Jones' trumpet and Horace Silver's piano breaks push the album into the same rarefied and rare league: high quality jazz with enormous popular appeal. The trick ?... catchy lead riffs and backing rhythms that drive the songs forward while allowing often highly complex instrumental breaks to emerge effortlessly from, and back into, strong underlying melodies. The result?... a suite of songs that will grab space on your CD player over and over again and, in "Song For My Father" itself one of the most unforgettable jazz tracks ever made.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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If you've never heard of Horace Silver, this is the place to start. One of the greatest jazz pianists of the last 40 or 50 years, Silver recorded many albums for Blue Note in their trademark hard bop style, with all their great performers including Art Blakey, Blue Mitchell, Carmell Jones,Hank Mobley etc. The eponymous title track is one of the catchiest and most memorable numbers ever recorded on the label and is on a par with Lee Morgan's Sidewinder for instant classic status, but the album is packed with wonderful music. Hard to beat at this price.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where have I heard this before? 3 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
The influence of Horace Silver is plain to hear on this evcellent album. This is accessable jazz but with plenty of bite. From the opening notes it sounds familiar and not just because the opening vamp was copied by Steely Dan. Silvers piano stlyle has been much copied and sampled so you will have heard him, or his style, on other artists songs many times without realising it. If you are looking for a place to start with a Horace Silver collection this is definitely where to start. If you are looking to get into jazz or to turn someone on to jazz then you could do no better than to start here. Also, if you like this then check out Art Blakey's "Moanin'"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top drawer hard bop 5 Jun 2011
By Sebastian Palmer TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The Blue Note label is a wonderful thing: once you've discovered it, there are many years of joyful mining of an unbelievably rich musical seam to look forward to, and this is the kind of place many might want to start.

Kicking off with the bossa-influenced classic and title track, 'Song For My Father', so compellingly groovy that it prompted Steely Dan - a band in most respects, whilst unarguably deeply in the debt of Afro-American music as a whole, who've nonetheless prided themselves on a distinctively original musical voice - to lift it wholesale as the intro to their song 'Rikki Don't Lose that Number' (on their excellent Pretzel Logic album). A rock solid, yet gently understated gem, it bears many Silver hallmarks, so to speak: a joyful gritty soulful bluesiness, a splendid serpentine melody, wonderfully phrased, and a kind of raw joy that leaps out of the ensemble playing and the soloing, capable of bringing tears of ecstasy even after many repeated listening. This is really phenomenally powerful stuff!

'Calcutta Cutie' features another tremendously serpentine melody, and the drummer includes finger cymbals and tambourine is his set-up, along with mallet tom work, which, in the trio format of bass piano and drums, really expands the sonic palette in a pleasing manner. It's probably Roy Brooks, on this track. But both Brooks and Roger Humphries, the two drummers on these dates, are on superb form, and deserve more recognition as the top flight rhythm kings they were. This track is followed by 'Que Pasa', one of my personal favourites, initially ostensibly similar in feel to 'Calcutta Cutie', it's more of a meditation on a bass vamp, with a two note chordal stabbing phrase, and the rhythm trio are augmented by the horns, with another sinuous melody line.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 18 days ago by E J L
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Intoxicating
This 1965 recording by the Horace Silver Quintet (though, strictly speaking, there are two different quintets here) is the sort of album that almost defies genre – it’s obviously... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Keith M
5.0 out of 5 stars A essential CD for any lover of good music.
Ostensibly this is a "hard bop" album from 1963 / 1964, but the majority of the music is extremely melodic and often not in standard 4/4 time. Read more
Published 4 months ago by R. Bawden jazz fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Present for my father
Gorgeous album , been meaning to share with my dad for years , sent him CDs as birthday gift . Fantastic
Published 12 months ago by headbaffling
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
Simply a wonderful album. The Horace Silver Quintet delivers all the pieces with skill and invention. Lovers of jazz should definitely have this in their collection.
Published 14 months ago by John H Grundy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Disc
I Love Horace Silver especially this disc . I Know all music is a matter of individual taste but this really is fantastic .
Published 18 months ago by Hugh D. Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars song for anyone not just me old dad!!
Another classic budget price Jazz release, lovely smooth sound with enough variation to make it a listening pleasure throughout. Read more
Published 19 months ago by free jazz space cadet
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic and wicked
Cant believe no one has reviewed this album. Get it, its not just for the jazz purest. Iam going tru a jazzy vibe at the moment, this is in every jazz lovers top ten albums of all... Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2008 by Dude
3.0 out of 5 stars An Atmospheric Ragbag...
Carmell Jones does not match up to Blue Mitchell and despite his big tone and other accomplishments Joe Henderson does not suit Horace Silver's tunes the way Junior Cook does. Read more
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