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Goodbye Horace Silver

Horace Silver
Jun 20, 2014 Updated Jun 27, 2014

We say farewell to Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Horace Silver, who has passed away at the age of 85 at his home in New York.

Horace Silver is best known for his enduring compositions, many becoming standards of the jazz vocabulary, such as 'Peace', 'Song For My Father', 'Sister Sadie' and 'Nica's Dream'.

Silver also co-founded 'The Jazz Messengers' alongside drummer Art Blakey, and was known as a bandleader that fostered some of the up and coming soloists in jazz, names such as Hank Mobley, Blue Mitchell, Louis Hayes and Joe Henderson.

Horace Silver died on June 18, 2014 in his home in New Rochelle, New York, aged 85.

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Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver (September 2, 1928 - June 18, 2014) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style that he helped pioneer in the 1950s. After playing tenor saxophone and piano at school in Connecticut, Silver got his break on piano when his trio was recruited by Stan Getz in 1950. Silver soon moved to New York City, where he developed a...

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