Tag Archives for HORACE SILVER

“SERENADE TO A SOUL SISTER”, LEAD SHEET AND STANLEY TURRENTINE SOLO

Horace Silver’s “Serenade To A Soul Sister” from his album by the same name, is a 24 blues waltz. Stanley Turrentine’s saxophone fits this style perfectly with his hard edged soul- blues concept. He had one of the most distinct … Continue reading

19. August 2013 by james
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“CAPE VERDEAN BLUES”, LEAD SHEET AND JOE HENDERSON SOLO

“The Cape Verdean Blues” is, in my opinion, one of Horace Silver’s most effective compositions. He takes an infectious melody and supports it with the very best aspects of his compositional style. The melody consists of two main motifs that … Continue reading

18. August 2013 by james
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“MEXICAN HIP DANCE” LEAD SHEET AND WOODY SHAW SOLO

THE JODY GRIND- depending on the day and my mood, my favorite Horace Silver record. Silver augments his tried and true hard bop concept with nods to soul jazz, latin music and post bop. I love the more ambiguous chord progressions … Continue reading

17. August 2013 by james
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HORACE SILVER- “BLUE SILVER” LEAD SHEET AND SOLO TRANSCRIPTIONS

“Blue Silver” is from the Horace Silver record JODY GRIND which features Silver on piano along with Woody Shaw on trumpet, tenor saxophonist Tyrone Washington, James Spaulding on alto sax and flute, Larry Ridley playing bass and drummer Roger Humphries. … Continue reading

27. June 2010 by james
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HORACE SILVER- “SHIRL” LEAD SHEET TRANSCRIPTION

  Every jazz musician has a favorite Horace Silver song. for some, it’s a bop head like “No Smoking”, “Room 608″ or “Nutville”. others like his more overtly Caribbean flavored songs like “Que Pasa”, “Cape Verdean Blues” and “Nica’s Dream”. … Continue reading

26. December 2009 by james
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