Sun, 21 June 2015
The Official Straight No Chaser Song of Father’s Day is, of course, Horace Silver’s “Song for My Father”. A hard bop classic, the original was released in 1965 and featured Silver on piano, Joe Henderson playing the unmistakable melody on sax, Carmell Jones doubling Henderson on trumpet, Teddy Smith on bass and Paul Humphries on drums. It’s got a Brazilian flavor to it, a Bossa Nova bounce that has become a well-deserved standard. The cover artwork pictured here features a photograph of Silver's father, John Tavares Silva, to whom the title song was dedicated
Lyrics were written to the tune, which is purely instrumental in this recording. I'd like to share them with you today to honor the memory of my father, Bert Siegel, who passed away a few years ago.
If there was ever a man
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