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This should be good...and that Blue Note album Silver did with the Jazz Messengers is a classic.
Or rather, what I meant to say is, that first Jazz Messengers album.
"Song for My Father" by Horace Silver is and shall remain the ringtone on my cellphone.
I love the band's very first album, before they had been labeled "The Jazz Messengers": Live At Birdland Vol. 1/2 with Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, Curly Russell and Art Blakey, 1954. This was the first LP ever, conceived as a live-album. It's on Blue Note. Horace was the master of funny quotation of songs in his solos and a inspiring accompanist too. That band surely had a beat. No bandleader could go wrong with having groovy Horace feeding the chords. A friend of mine said, Horace would f... the piano. Okay, he didn't quite caress the keys.
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