I’ve been puzzling for the past week or so what the music is that is being used as the theme tune to the new BBC tv drama The Hour. I couldn’t get there but my friend the Internet could. I now know that it is Señor Blues by Horace Silver.
I’ve got a great version of the tune performed by Taj Mahal on his 1997 album, also called Señor Blues. The album was given to me (us) by Peter & Madeleine my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. They had just seen Taj Mahal perform in Sydney, where they live, and raved about the show.
(You wonder how many people, when they hear a track used in a tv programme / tv advert and get hooked, rush to their computer, Google it and then promptly proceed to iTunes or Amazon or some such service to buy it. A surprising number I’d guess.)