Root Down! | Lewis Floyd Henry
Friday 17th, January
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Trio Con Alma take their name from the Dizzy Gillespie composition Con Alma. Exploring the breadth of latin jazz, this piano trio play the music of, and take inspiration from the likes of Ahmad Jamal, Chick Corea, The Jazz Crusaders, Paul Gonsalves, Tania Maria and Ray Bryant. Whether cooking on Cubano Chant, relaxing on Poinciana or grooving on Come With Me, this music is always performed Con Alma..."with soul"...
For this performance, the trio will be exploring the latin side of Horace Silver's fantastic catalogue of compositions. Expect to hear the classic, "Song For My Father" as well as the likes of "Cape Verdean Blues", "Nica's Dream" or "Senor Blues"
"It's clear that few jazz musicians have had a greater impact on the contemporary mainstream than Horace Silver. The hard bop style that Silver pioneered in the ’50s is now dominant, played not only by holdovers from an earlier generation, but also by fuzzy-cheeked musicians who had yet to be born when the music fell out of critical favor in the ’60s and ’70s.
Silver’s earliest musical influence was the Cape Verdean folk music he heard from his Portuguese-born father. In 1953, he joined forces with Art Blakey to form the Jazz Messengers, which was a milestone in the development of the genre that came to be known as hard bop. Many of the tunes penned by Silver for that record — “The Preacher,” “Doodlin’,” “Room 608” — became jazz classics. By 1956, Silver had left the Messengers to record on his own. The series of Blue Note albums that followed established Silver for all time as one of jazz’s major composer/pianists"
Piano - Paul Deats
Double bass - Simon Paterson
Drums - Simon Bowhill