Thursday, June 21, 2007

Music: Song For My Father

In honor of the passing of my first Father's Day as a father, here's a jazz classic. Horace Silver wrote a great tune called Song For My Father and recorded it back in 1964. Then Leon Thomas put some words to it a few years later.

Something that makes me call this a classic is that even though the bass line is very simple, I still love playing this song despite the fact I'm only playing 10 notes (I think) the whole time. In contrast, I liked Ravel's Bolero (which has a similarly uncomplicated bass part) until I had to play it with an orchestra.

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