Senor Horace Silver Update

December 17th, 2013
  • Update: news of his death was unconfirmed.. He is still alive.. may you live forever.

  • I’ve got to B natural and have faith what comes through me..I’ve got to B major in positivity and B minor in negativity..I must not B flat and allow the light of my enthusiasm to fade.” ~excerpt from a poem by Horace Silver

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    Funky and humorous (Many good links to his compositions)

    Horace Silver – Funky and Humorous

    September 2nd, 2013


    Filthy McNasty

    Sister Sadie

    Doodlin (Sarah Vaughan vocal)

    The Skunky Funky Blues

  • Happy birthday Horace Silver Horace Silver
    (visit his homepage and check out his autobiography.)

  • Song for my father – previous post

    Silver with gold fingers

    Ornette Coleman at 82

    March 9th, 2012

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    Photo of Ornette Coleman by Andrew Pothecary

    Chappaqua suite was not used in the film.

    See Chappaqua (full film) here on youtube.

  • Ornette is 82

    Happy birthday Ornette Coleman!

  • Naked Lunch soundtrack

    To Steve Signed by Ornette

    He’s a friend of my friend Abigail, who knows everyone, and used to show up occasionally at various events. I gave Ornette a ride home from a dinner at Abigail’s place, probably mid 80s. He had an entire 5 story tall primary school on the Lower East Side at the time. He had bought it from the city and was way behind in paying for it and fixing it up and the city was trying to take it back, which eventually they did. I dropped him there and he gave me the record, or maybe autographed a copy that Abigail had at her house. I think I had offered to help him work it out with the city, I was pretty good at that back in the day, but he never followed up with me. Steven Schwartz

    Last Date – Eric Dolphy

    June 20th, 2010

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    Eric Allan Dolphy (June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964)

    Trying to play dolphy

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    You don’t know what Love is

    Young Saint EricFlut with a horn
    (Image via)

    Jazz needs Eric Dolphy more than ever. A virtuoso on saxophone, clarinet and flute, his work bridges the two sides of a debate that dogs jazz fans and performers today. To oversimplify, the neoconservatives argue that jazz must be profoundly grounded in tradition, that new developments are little more than a gloss, and that history stops with Miles Davis and modal jazz in the middle ’60s, with bare whispers of Ornette Coleman and nothing from swingless radicals like Cecil Taylor. The rebels (most now older than the neocons) counter that jazz loses its essence by going backward, that the titans revered by the neocons were fearless innovators, and that the whole reactionary movement reduces jazz to a museum music with a self-righteous fence around it. Dolphy could have listened to both sides, picked up his horn, and showed the way out in a dozen choruses. But he died in 1964, barely 36, struck down by complications stemming from undiagnosed diabetes. (Salon Young Saint with a horn )

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    Happy Father’s day!Charles LeDray
    Necktie Skirt by Charles LeDray