Adam Shulman plays Horace Silver's 'Song For My Father'
Horace Silver's 'Song For My Father'
To formally dedicate our 100-seat Joe Henderson Lab, named for the iconic saxophonist and longtime San Francisco resident, we are pleased to present a week of performances that pay tribute to many of the greatest recorded moments in his illustrious career. Each night, the Bay Area’s best jazz artists will recreate music from Henderson’s life, both his own albums as well as records by other jazz legends that benefitted from his singular genius. The week will also feature special guests and other surprises!
Called one of the “17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings” by the All Music Guide, Horace Silver’s immortal 1964 Blue Note release, Song for My Father, is the pianist’s defining album and among the greatest jazz recordings of all time. Anchored by Silver’s signature title tune, Song for My Father has as its centerpiece the knotty and virtuosic Henderson composition “The Kicker,” which has come to be regarded as a jazz standard and a potent demonstration of Henderson’s formidable skill as a composer. At the heart of Song for My Father is Henderson, who shared the front line with trumpeter Carmell Jones, backed by a rhythm section including Silver, bassist Teddy Smith and drummer Roger Humphries. For this third night of the Joe Henderson Hotplate Festival, pianist and San Francisco native Adam Shulman and his group will perform Song for My Father in its entirety.