Wednesday, August 16th at 9pm
After the success of Song for My Father, Horace Silver was moved to pay further tribute to his dad, not to mention connect with some of his roots. Silver's father was born in the island nation of Cape Verde (near West Africa) before emigrating to the United States. Not all of the tracks are directly influenced by the music of Cape Verde but there's a spirit of adventure that pervades the entire album.
The lineup -- featuring tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and trumpeter Woody Shaw -- are some of the most modernist-leaning musicians Silver ever recorded with. They push Silver into more advanced territory than he was normally accustomed to working, with mild dissonances and a rawer edge to the playing. Silver also brought on bop trombone legend J.J. Johnson who ably handles some of the album's most challenging material, like the moody, swelling "Bonita" and the complex, up-tempo rhythms of "Nutville." Most interesting, though, is the lilting title track, "Cape Verdean Blues", which conjures the flavor of the islands with a blend of Latin-tinged rhythms and calypso melodies.
Matt Kowalski - Trombone
Gomeh Barak - Trumpet
Rajiv Halim - Sax
Bill Cessna - Piano
Mike Benning - Bass
Joe Tange – Drums
Featured Visual Artist - Paul Filippi
ADMISSION & LOCATION:
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm.
Suggested $10 donation or $5 w/ valid student ID*
Cash only, Smaller bills appreciated.
All ages. 21+ for alcoholic beverages.
This music series is generously sponsored by Candid Wines.
All JRAC events take place at The Fulton Street Collective:
Located in the Hubbart Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard St. (3rd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 852 2481