[JPL] "The Horace Silver Songbook" on PRX for Labor Day, other broadcast dates

David Johnson djohnso2001 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 19 18:32:17 EDT 2008


Fellow JPLers,

A Night Lights program that I recently recorded, "The Horace Silver Songbook," is up on PRX for licensing, in case you happen to be looking for Labor Day jazz specials.  Horace's 80th birthday is Tuesday, Sept. 2, the day after Labor Day.  Here's the PRX link:

http://www.prx.org/pieces/28151

It's a 59:00 minute program in five segments--you can drop the five-minute newshole segment if necessary and make it 54:00.  Here's the program description:

Jazz pianist Horace Silver, a founding father of hardbop and soul jazz
and one of the most renowned figures of the post-World War II jazz
scene, turns 80 on September 2, 2008. 



Many of his compositions, such as "Opus de Funk," "The Preacher,"
"Nica?s Dream," and "Peace" have become jazz standards heard frequently
today. 



"The Horace Silver Songbook" features recordings by Art Blakey, Woody
Herman, Art Farmer, Mark Murphy, Eddie Jefferson, Chet Baker, and
Horace Silver himself, that exemplify the pianist's catchy, soulful,
and complex-yet-simple writing style, in celebration of his 80th
birthday. 



Night Lights is available as a weekly series, contact cboyce at indiana.edu for more information.

David Brent Johnson
Night Lights
WFIU-Bloomington, IN



      


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