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Horace Silver, Blues for Peace

Horace Silver wrote funky, jazz songs Senor Blues, Sister Sadie, Song for My Father, The Preacher and performed with Art Blakey.

"I've always tried to write the kind of music that would stand the test of time. Always, in the back of my mind, I would be thinking, 'Will this stand up 20, 30 years from now? I've tried to write songs that would be easy to listen to, and easy to play. To do all of that, it's a difficult task. It's easy to write something simple but dumb, or something that has depth but is too complex. But simplicity with depth, that's the hardest thing for me to do."

"These songs are given to me by God. The way a lot of them come through is in dreams; I wake up and they're in my head. Some come when I'm practicing, and I hit a wrong chord or an odd set of notes, and I work from there.But a cricket gave me a tune one night in my yard: he only sings one note, but he sings it with a certain rhythm and I put it on the piano. My tea kettle gave me a song; it was whistling, as I took it off the fire the whistle decreased, and I headed to the piano to find the notes. Music is everywhere. You just gave to grab it."

Song for My Father

"Song for My Father" is Horace Silver's best known jazz compostion and example of his funky jazz combo arrangements. Joe Henderson's solo on "Song for My Father" runs from mellow to inferno as he builds intensity and blasts off into funk jazz heaven. Here is the music for "Song for My Father" and a few other Horace Silver music books.

Song for My Father Video

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Horace Silver: Horace Silver Collection - sheet music at Horace Silver: Horace Silver Collection includes "Song For My Father", Senor Blues, Sister Sadie, Filthy McNasty, etc. Composed by Horace Silver. Songbook for voice and piano. 104 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.672303)
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The Art Of Small Jazz Combo Playing, Composing And Arranging - sheet music at The Art Of Small Jazz Com...
Volume 18 - Horace Silver - sheet music at Volume 18 - Horace Silver
Volume 86 - Horace Silver Volume 86 - Horace Silver...
Jazz Improvisation 3: Swing And Early Progressive Piano Styles - sheet music at Jazz Improvisation 3: Swi...
Volume 17 - Horace Silver - sheet music at Volume 17 - Horace Silver

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