RIP Horace Silver

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.

Jackie Allen Concert Photos

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.

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