Horace Silver: Serenade to a Teakettle
Serenade to a Teakettle
Horace Silver (piano)
The Hardbop Grandpop (Impulse IMPD-192)
Composed by Horace Silver.
Recorded: New York, February 29 or March 1, 1996
Rating: 93/100 (learn more)
The Hardbop Grandpop, despite its all-star cast, is overall not one of Horace Silver's finest albums; judged by Silver's own past standards, the compositions are mostly good but not exceptional. Nonetheless, "Serenade to a Teakettle" is a fine example of late Silver, and definitely one of this CD's high points. In addition, it gives us a rare chance to hear Silver writing for four horns—at times contrapuntally, which is unusual for him. Soloists Claudio Roditi, Ronnie Cuber and Silver all dig deeply into this 6/4 Latin opus.
Reviewer: Bill Kirchner
Tags: 1990s jazz