Thursday, June 19, 2014

Jazz Icon Horace Silver Passes Away


Some sad news today; jazz legend and hard bop icon Horace Silver passed away last night at the age of 85.

Horace Silver was a staple and pillar of the hard bop jazz movement, up there with other Blue Note artist Art Blakey. His Hispanic roots led him to have some Latin influence in his music as well.

I wrote about Horace a while back; it's is pretty hard news to hear honestly; the giants of jazz are so few in number already.

Rest in Peace Horace. Here's a live video of "Song for My Father":

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