Song for My Father

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Album Name Length Format Sample Rate Price
Song for My Father 42:14 $17.98
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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Song for My Father 7:18 96/24 Album only
2 The Natives Are Restless Tonight 6:10 96/24 Album only
3 Calcutta Cutie 8:31 96/24 Album only
4 Que Pasa 7:47 96/24 Album only
5 The Kicker 5:26 96/24 Album only
6 Lonely Woman 7:02 96/24 Album only

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© 2012 Blue Note Records.
℗ 2012 Blue Note Records. All rights reserved.

On tracks 1, 2, 4 and 5:
Horace Silver (piano)
Carmell Jones (trumpet)
Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone)
Teddy Smith (bass)
Roger Humphries (drums)

On tracks 3 and 6:
Horace Silver (piano)
Blue Mitchell (trumpet)
Junior Cook (tenor saxophone)
Gene Taylor (bass)
Roy Brooks (drums)

Recorded October 31, 1963 (tracks 3 and 6) and October 26, 1964 (tracks 1, 2, 4 and 5) in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Produced by Alfred Lion

High Resolution Mastering by Alan Yoshida and Robin Lynn at Blanche DuBois, April 2012

Originally released as Blue Note BLP 4185 (mono) and BST 84185 (stereo)

"In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you've set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder's studio!" - Blue Note President, Don Was.

Song for My Father was a milestone recording in the illustrious career of jazz pianist Horace Silver. Recorded through two sessions, a year apart, the album boasts an impressive line-up featuring Silver's classic band and his newly formed quintet. The charismatic jazz man delivered his sophisticated balance of lively rhythms with complex harmonies. The title track, one of his most well known compositions, has transformed into a jazz standard and heavily influenced Steely Dan's biggest pop hit, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number." This essential recording remains one of Blue Noteís greatest hard bop releases, and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.

Tony Peters from Icon Fetch's Review