The Horace Silver Quintet - Song For My Father
"According to Horace Silver, “Dad played the violin, guitar, and mandolin, strictly by ear. He loved the folk music of Cape Verde…Occasionally, they would give a dance party in our kitchen on a Saturday night. They pushed the kitchen table into the corner of the room to make way for dancing, and Dad and his friends provided the music, playing and singing all the old Cape Verdean songs.” And all this is what would lead to Song For My Father, Silver’s outstanding album released in early 1964 on Blue Note Records.
The LP was put down over two sessions, the first in October 1963, the second on October 26, 1964, both at Rudy Van Gelder’s Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. At the October 1964 session the album’s title track was recorded and from its oh-so-funky title track, you get a sense of how much everyone enjoyed those party nights at the Silver’s home in Connecticut. Thousands of miles away from the tiny group of Portuguese islands off the coast of West Africa, they came together to celebrate the music of their homeland. "
1984 US reissue, DMM, VG+, closer to NM, vinyl is super clean