Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Horace Silver Quintet - "Song for My Father" on Danish TV 1968

"Song for My Father" has one of the greatest opening bass lines. It was famously borrowed by Steely Dan for "Rikki Don't Lose That Number".

Not only that but Earth Wind & Fire also pinched it for the intro for "Clover" and Stevie Wonder used the opening horn riff for "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing".

So Horace must have been owed a bob or two.

"Song for My Father" was the title track of the Blue Note album originally released in 1965 but here is a mammoth 18 minute version recorded live for Jazz Omkring Midnat on Denmark TV in April 1968 featuring;

Horace Silver - Piano
Bill Hardman - Trumpet
Bennie Maupin - Tenor
John Williams - Bass
Billy Cobham - Drums

I'd love to know if there is any more of this show . Any ideas on precise dates and background info welcome too.


1 comment:

  1. I have discovered since posting this that there is a version of Nutville from the same show here
    It precedes the performance above.