Silverado: The Andy Hague Sextet's Tribute to Horace Silver
Silverado was formed over ten years ago by Bristol based trumpeter Andy Hague to perform the music of Horace Silver.
Silver passed away last June at the age of 85 and the band is delighted to have been invited to Birmingham Jazz to play some of his fantastic tunes. Silver’s music is full of blues and soul, and he wrote many tunes with funk and latin influences. Although some of his tunes are really simple they are always effective, some are harmonically extremely challenging for the players but still maintain that bluesy feeling. Silverado mainly plays fresh arrangements of tunes transcribed from the recordings rather than the commonly played Silver tunes available in the Real Books.
The band features some of Bristol’s best known players. Andy Hague - trumpet, Kevin Figes - alto sax, Ben Waghorn - tenor sax, Jim Blomfield - piano, Riaan Vosloo - bass and Mark Whitlam - drums.
"Toes were indeed tapped, and the capacity crowd were even jigging in their seats...this was a well-matched band playing intelligent & accessible jazz, and a great tribute to an under-appreciated master" - Venue Magazine.
"The collective impact of what amounts to a South-West supergroup was close to overpowering" - The Independent On Sunday
“Compelling Bristol-based altoist Figes mixes up old school bop with a contemporary attack and edgy harmony” Time Out
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