Thursday, June 19, 2014

R.I.P.: Horace Silver



Horace Silver, the prolific jazz pianist and composer who co-founded the legendary Jazz Messengers, pioneered the genre known as hard bop and mentored scores of musicians, has died. He was 85.

Through classic compositions such as “Song for My Father,” “Nica's Dream” and “Señor Blues,” Silver influenced generations of musicians with a style that encompassed all his musical loves: gospel, blues, Latin rhythm. It was music that, in Silver's words, “cooked” and “burned.”

His works also kept Silver contemporary: a bridge between the jazz greats of his generation and musicians who weren't even born when he began recording. MORE HERE


Horace Silver : The Stylings Of Silver

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