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|Birth name||Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva|
|Born||September 2, 1928|
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
|Died||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|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, bandleader|
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" Archived 2008-09-24 at the Wayback Machine by Bill Kirchner (Jazz.com Archived 2015-10-21 at the Wayback Machine)