Skip to comments.Horace Silver dies at 85; pioneering jazz pianist and composer
Posted on 06/19/2014 2:44:15 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian
Horace Silver, the prolific jazz pianist and composer who cofounded the legendary Jazz Messengers, pioneered the genre known as hard bop and mentored scores of musicians, has died. He was 85.
Silver died Wednesday at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y., of natural causes, according to his son, Gregory.
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.
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Sorry, I searched for “Horace Silver” and didn’t find that.
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So don't worry about posting this.
When I was in Vietnam (heh, WIWIV) I knew a white guy who’d gotten in cool with a lot of blacks, and during stand-downs they’d be cool with me...as long as I was with him.
‘Listened to Horace Silver, Coltrane, The Four Tops....
‘Kinda like Seinfeld’s “Witchy Woman” dream states.
RIP Horace Silver, and thanks for the memories.