• Posts Tagged ‘music’

    “Play that.”

    by  • July 22, 2014 • 1 • 0 Comments

    Miles Davis

    “Several decades ago, Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter were walkin’ down the road and they noticed someone at the corner getting ready to cross the street. When all of a sudden the person stumbled. Miles looked at Wayne and said: “Play that.” —Herbie Hancock

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    RIP Horace Silver

    by  • June 19, 2014 • video • 0 Comments

    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 Silvers 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.