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Recorded live in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 1968. Song for My Father was recorded in October 1964 and released on the Blue Note label. The album was inspired by a trip that Silver had made to Brazil. The cover artwork features a photograph of Silver‘s father, John Tavares Silva, to whom the title song was dedicated. “My mother was of Irish and Negro descent, my father of Portuguese origin“, Silver recalls in the liner notes, “He was born on the island of Maio, one of the Cape Verde Islands.“ The album line-up differs from the Copenhagen musicians here.
Last night Mary and I attend a free concert featuring Jazz singer Jackie Allen, the opening show of the KZUM Stransky Park Concert Series here in Lincoln. As you’ll see it was a perfectly beautiful evening for jazz in the park. Below is just a sample of the photos I took. You can click any of them to see the full set on Flickr.
Set 1 – The Wisdom of Miles Davis [This video]
Set 2 – Breaking the Rules
Set 3 – Cultural Diplomacy and the Voice of Freedom
Set 4 – [Not available at time of this post]
Set 5 – Buddhism and Creativity
“You’ve got to be good or as bad as the devil. … Even if we had two, three days off I still had to blow that horn a few hours to keep up the chops.”
– Louis Armstrong
Interview by Michael Aisner and James R. Stein
1964. Ravinia near Chicago
Originally aired on WNTH – Winnetka, Illinois
Executive Producer: David Gerlach
Animator: Patrick Smith