Horace Silver

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Horace Silver

Horace Silver by Dmitri Savitski, 1989
Background information
Birth name Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva[1]
Born September 2, 1928(1928-09-02)
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Died June 18, 2014(2014-06-18) (aged 85)[2]
New Rochelle, New York, United States
Genres Jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, mainstream jazz, soul jazz, jazz fusion, post-bop
Occupations Musician, composer, bandleader
Instruments Piano
Years active 1950–1999
Associated acts Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Art Farmer, Gigi Gryce, Milt Jackson, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Junior Cook, Blue Mitchell, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, Bob Cranshaw, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Mickey Roker

Horace Silver (born Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva, September 2, 1928 – June 18, 2014[2]) was an American jazz pianist and composer.[1]

Silver is known for his humorous and funky playing style and his hard bop music. He was influenced by a wide range of musical styles, notably gospel music, African music, and Latin American music and sometimes the soul jazz genre.[3][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Distinguished Americans & Canadians of Portuguese Descent". Archived from the original on December 12, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071212161136/http://www.portuguesefoundation.org/famous.htm. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hum, Peter (June 18, 2014) "Jazz Legend and Hard Bop Pianist Horace Silver Has Died". Ottawa Citizen.
  3. Allmusic
  4. Du Noyer, Paul (2003). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music (1st ed.). Fulham, London: Flame Tree Publishing. p. 140. ISBN 1-904041-96-5.

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