This is the 100th post since I started TNYDP earlier this year, and new people are visiting the site every day. Thanx so much for coming and reading/watching/listening to all these great interviews!
Today I’ll link to three audio clips from a 1983 interview with the great pianist, composer, and bandleader Horace Silver from the Canadian Jazz Archive. Here is Mr. Silver discussing the jazz scene when he was growing up in Connecticut:
Q: “What was the musical atmosphere around [Connecticut] when you were growing up? Was there a lot of music and a lot of opportunity for you to play?”
A: “Horace Silver: No, well, the kind of music I played around there basically was…well, there was one Black night club there that once a week on a Saturday, we had a gig there, you know. And we played for the floor shows. They had a strip dancer and a comedian and a singer, you know, usually on the show. But then we would play for dancing and while playing for dancing, we could play some jazz, you know, as long as it wasn’t too fast, you know, the tempo were reasonable.”