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A Fireside Chat With Horace Silver

By Published: December 18, 2003

HS: Oh, yeah, yeah. Well, I am so happy, Fred, that these young musicians are recording a lot of my material, some of the older tunes. A lot of people are recording my material and so I get checks from various record companies throughout the country. For the most part, I enjoy all of it. Occasionally, I hear an interpretation of one of my tunes that I say that they sure messed that one up. I would say that ninety-five percent of what I hear, I like what I hear. I'm very honored that they like the music so much that they would do it. There is a whole lot of composers out there and a whole lot of good material and to think that they have chosen some of mine is very gratifying.

FJ: And the future?

HS: Actually, I was scheduled to go to New York in September to do a new album, but I was ill so I couldn't go. I'm feeling quite a bit better now. I'm not a hundred percent. I'm quite a bit better. I'm hoping to get to New York around the spring of 2001 and get in there and do this album. The music is already all written. It is ready to go.

FJ: Is that going to be another quintet recording?

HS: No, I'm doing something different. I'm not going to say what it is right now. There is plenty left, Fred, a lot of things that I want to do career wise, a lot of goals that I want to achieve. There are things that I have thought about for the last ten or fifteen years, musical goals that I wanted to try, but haven't had the time or the opportunity to try to get them to come off. I ain't through yet, Fred. I've got a lot more to do and a lot more to give to the world.

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