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Reading… and Listening

I’m about to let my jazz credentials go down in flames by admitting that I’m one of those cats who doesn’t always pay his listening dues. Or, rather, there is listening but it is to what is going on in a jam session while I’m busking off a chord chart and the horns are blowing. There’s jazz in them there hills too and I’d defend the practice as having musicality. However, sometimes it is good to go back and listen to classic recordings of classic songs, especially when the composer is among the performers.

Here is Horace Silver with his composition Song for My Father. We did it at Sunday night’s Red Lion jam session but not quite like this:

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