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Sunday Sleep In – “Song For My Father” ~ The Horace Silver Quintet

On this Fathers day. Mine is very much missed.

Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva composed this as a dedication to his Dad, John Tavares Silva. This song off his 12th album is Bossa Nova style also a dedication to his part Portuguese roots.

No doubt my favorite from Silver and no jazz catalog would be complete without it.

 

Horace Silver 1964

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Wednesday When It Was Music ~ Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto ~ The Girl From Ipanema

Ahhhh it doesn’t get anymore laid back and relaxed.

This song was a prime example of International Talent.

Musicians alike seeked for each other in every country within the continent. And this was a mix made in heaven. Stan Getz renown sax player finds João Gilberto renown guitarist and adds a little, Girl. Astrud Gilberto.

The recording would gain them a Grammy for Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental Album – Individual or Group and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

And this classic “The Girl from Ipanema” also won the award for Record of the Year in 1965.

This was the first time in Grammy history that a Jazz Album won. That achievement wouldn’t be agained again until 2008 43 years later with Herbie Hancock.

In 1964 this was  Bossa Nova and Jazz at its finest.

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