Sister Sadie (Horace Silver) – Jazz Workshop #1

Sister Sadie (EN.)

Sister Sadie is a composition written by legendary jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver who left us with a lot of great music to listen to and to play with. I really enjoyed his music thru the years. I think Horace Silver was a master at writing efficient tunes and arrangements for small combos such as the jazz quintet format.

This is tune is written in the common AABA form. The melody has a kind of gospel & blues flavor, played at a “cookin’up tempo.

Sister Sadie can be heard on Blowin’ the blues away (Blue Note, 1959). An album recorded with Blue Mitchell (tp), Junior Cook (ten sax), Gene Taylor (bass), and Louis Hayes (drums).

” This irresistible gospel-inflected piece is one of Horace Silver’s most popular and enduring compositions. It’s also probably as close as five musicians will ever come to sounding like a big band (…) “

Not much to add to this description by Bill Kirchner

Horace relates that when John Coltrane heard the group play this tune in Philadelphia, said to him, ” What’s the name of that ‘amen’ number you’re playing? “

Original liner notes of “Blowin the Blues Away ” (Blue Note 84017)  

” The epitome of gospel-inflected soul jazz with its call-and-response melody and churning beat, was an instant hit that would soon be wideley covered by Woody Herman and many others.” .

Liner notes from the remastered CD

Sister Sadie – Horace Silver
” Blowin’ The Blues Away
(1959, Blue Note Records)


Sister Sadie (FR.)

Sister Sadie est une composition écrite par le pianiste Horace Silver (1928-2014).
Horace Silver nous laisse une discographie foisonnante (une vingtaine d’albums sur le mythique label Blue Note) ainsi que de nombreuses compositions devenues des standards.

” Ce morceau irrésistible aux sonorités gospel est l’une des compositions d’Horace Silver les plus populaires. Elle a su traverser le temps, probablement par ce qu’il s’agit aussi de l’une des pièces écrite pour quintet s’approchant le plus de la sonorité d’un big-band (…) ”

Bill Kirchner (historien du jazz)

 Il s’agit d’une forme commune de type “AABA”. La mélodie typiquement “hard-bop” évoque fortement le gospel et le blues. Elle est jouée à un tempo enlevé.

Sister Sadie est présent sur l’album Blowin’ the blues away (blue Note 1959) enregistré avec Blue Mitchell (tp), Junior Cook (ten), Gene Taylor (bases), and Louis Hayes (batterie)


BONNE ÉCOUTE & BON JEU ! ____________________ENJOY & HAVE FUN !


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