posted by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy
On June 18, we lost one of the few remaining Jazz giants, pianist Horace Silver. As a serious fan of this man’s music, I have to take you all the way back to my early teen days in junior high, when I first heard a tune called Filthy McNasty. A live set (recorded at the Village Gate) finds pianist/composer Horace Silver and his most acclaimed quintet (the one with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook, bassist Gene Taylor and drummer Roy Brooks) stretching out on four selections, including this song “Filthy McNasty in May 1961 .
Its 1963, while most kids my age were groovin’ to Motown sounds, a handful of my special friends and I were learning instruments.
We soon got to take our parents records to…
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