The next TJBS Great Albums Concert is set to take place Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 7 pm in The Lounge at the City Winery. The Father’s Day edition of Great Albums highlights “Song For My Father” by Horace Silver. Leading this Great Albums’ is pianist Karlton Talyor. Doors open at 5 pm and the concert begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $20, $15 for TJBS members.
Joining Karlton for this date will be:
Leif Shires – trumpet
Rahsaan Barber – sax
Brook Sutton – bass
Derrek Philllips – drums
The 1965 album was inspired by Horace Silver’s trip to Brazil. One of Blue Note’s greatest mainstream hard bop dates, “Song for My Father” is Horace Silver’s signature LP and the peak of a discography already studded with classics. Silver has always been a master at balancing jumping rhythms with complex harmonies for a unique blend of earthiness & sophistication and “Song for My Father” has perhaps the most sophisticated air of all his albums. Part of the reason is the faintly exotic tint that comes from Silver’s flowering fascination with rhythms and modes from overseas. For example, the bossa nova beat of the classic “Song for My Father,” the Eastern-flavored theme of “Calcutta Cutie,” or the tropical-sounding rhythms of “Que Pasa?” Subtle touches like these alter Silver’s core sound just enough to bring out its hidden class, which is why the album has become such a favorite source of upscale ambiance.
Karlton Taylor is a world-renowned pianist skilled in all genres of music. He has performed and recorded with GRAMMY® award-winning artists such as Stanley Clark, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten and Tommy Emmanuel. His musical influences stem from Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock to soul and contemporary greats. His advanced education in music performance and composition affords him the opportunity to engage with any artist at any level. Karlton has been involved in producing, arranging and leading many artists to great success. His passionate and expressive interpretations make him one of the most sought-after artist in the industry.