Sunday, February 10, 2008

Weekend Bop, Grassroots-Style

I was actually looking on YouTube for a video of the great Horace Silver (1928- ) playing this Latin-flavored piece, but there wasn't one. But I ran across these dudes in a grassroots jazz quintet in Kenmore, WA, and decided they aren't bad at all. Check out their rendition of Song For My Father:

If you want to hear Horace Silver and Joe Henderson do it, it's on a 1964 Blue Note album. The song is the album's title.

But, these amateurs(?) -- no, they're better than that -- are very OK, in my opinion. It gives me hope for grassroots music preservation. -- MJ

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