When I was a young boy living in Habana Cuba, my father enjoyed listening to one of the most popular American art forms. JAZZ.
One of the jazz tunes that I still like to play to this day, long after he is gone but never forgotten is… Song For My Father https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CWeXOm49kE0
Horace Silver played the “hard bop” of modern jazz but wrote joyful tunes that make us want to tap our feet and never stop listening. Interestingly enough, Steely Dan stole the very first sound on this recording the bass line for the title track for their hit “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” https://youtu.be/UfZWp-hGCdA https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/the-story-behind-the-song-steely-dans-sly-…
THE VERY BEST JAZZ ALBUMS FOR BEGINNERS TO START ENJOYING THIS AMERICAN ART FORM
If you’ve always wanted to get interested in jazz, jump in. Don’t approach it with fear or a sense that you don’t know enough about it. It’s just a smorgasbord of stuff to enjoy.
Interactive: Roots of Jazz
Explore the places where jazz music came of age and where the early sound of jazz would take root and spread.
Meanwhile, my dear old dad had an eclectic taste in music.