Song For My Father: The Music of Horace Silver

Song For My Father: The Music of Horace Silver

($10-$30 tickets | 5pm show) Celebrate Father’s Day with the Century Room with an all-star band! Brice Winston, Max Goldschmid, Denali Hershey Kaufman, Scott Black & Pete Swan will be playing Horace Silver’s classic album Song for My Father as well as other Silver tunes in honor of Father’s Day!

Bring the kids! This event features a limited discounted ticket for families bringing their children

**Songs for My Father**

**Since its release in 1965, pianist Horace Silver’s “Song for My Father” and the celebrated album that shares its name have withstood the test of time and are among the most recognizable jazz songs today. A photo of Silver’s father is featured as the cover art of the Blue Note album.**

***”After returning home to New York [from a trip to Brazil], I was haunted by the bossa nova rhythm I had heard in Brazil. So I said to myself, ‘I’m going to try to write a song using that rhythmic concept.’ I sat down at the piano for a few hours and came up with a new song using the bossa nova rhythm. However, the melody didn’t sound Brazilian to me; it sounded more like some of the old Cape Verdean melodies my dad had played. Dad had always wanted me to take some of the old Cape Verdean songs and do jazz interpretations of them…When I realized I had written a new song with a Brazilian rhythmic concept and a Cape Verdean melodic concept, I immediately thought about dedicating the song to Dad. So I titled it ‘Song for My Father’.”***