- Mar 9, 2006
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Horace Silver appreciation threak. He set the bar for hard bop piano and IMO is one of the most original and creative composers. Up there with Thelonious. I think he is one of the few greats to record his own music almost exclusively. 1.) "Filthy McNasty," one of his greatest tracks (from Doin' the Thing: Live at the Village Gate) and probably my favorite. 2.) "Cape Verdean Blues," with J.J. Johnson, who played the trombone like NO ONE else. 3.) "Sister Sadie" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXGzt...eature=related 4.) "Nutville," perhaps his best work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfRSO...eature=related 5.) "Senor Blues," so slick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRdlv...eature=related 6.) "Song for My Father." Recognize that bass riff? Yes, it was the inspiration for Steely Dan's "Rikki Don't Lose that Number."