J[A-Z]Z / p1ck ( Song for my Father | The Horace Silver Quintet, 1964

photo: Francis Wolff | cover: Reid Miles

The album was inspired by a trip that Silver had made to Brazil. The cover artwork features
a photograph of Silver’s father, John Tavares Silver, to whom the title song was dedicated.
“My mother was of Irish and Negro descent, my father of Portuguese origin,” Silver
recalls in the liner notes: “He was born on the island of Maio, one of the Cape Verde Islands.

Horace Silver – Song for My Father , 1964

Recorded: October 31, 1963; January 28 and October 26, 1964
at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs

Horace Silver — piano
Carmell Jones — trumpet
Joe Henderson — tenor saxophone
Teddy Smith — bass
Roger Humphries — drums


The Horace Silver Quintet, 1964

Horace Silver, 1964

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