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Horace Silver by Dmitri Savitski, 1989
|Birth name||Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva|
September 2, 1928|
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
June 18, 2014 (aged 85)|
New Rochelle, New York, United States
|Genres||Jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, mainstream jazz, soul jazz, jazz fusion, post-bop|
|Occupations||Musician, composer, bandleader|
|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|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Distinguished Americans & Canadians of Portuguese Descent". Archived from the original on December 12, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
- Hum, Peter (June 18, 2014) "Jazz Legend and Hard Bop Pianist Horace Silver Has Died". Ottawa Citizen.
- Du Noyer, Paul (2003). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music (1st ed.). Fulham, London: Flame Tree Publishing. p. 140. ISBN 1-904041-96-5.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official site
- Horace Silver Discography at the Hard Bop Home Page
- Horace Silver entry at the Jazz Discography Project
- Listening In: An Interview with Horace Silver by Bob Rosenbaum, Los Angeles, December 1981 (PDF file)
- "The Dozens: Twelve Essential Horace Silver Recordings" by Bill Kirchner (Jazz.com)