Horace Silver



Horace Silver

Rating
Active
1950 to 1999
Born
September 2, 1928 in Norwalk
Died
June 18, 2014
Location
Connecticut, United States
Biography
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 reputation as a composer and for his bluesy playing. Frequent sideman recordings in the mid-1950s helped further, but it was his work with the Jazz Messengers, co-led by Art Blakey, that brought both his writing and playing most attention.

Top Songs by Horace Silver


How Long Has This Been Going On?

by Horace Silver Quintet & Horace Silver

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Portrait

Portrait

Horace Silver April 15, 2014

15 Tracks

Jazz Inspiration

Jazz Inspiration

Horace Silver January 13, 2012

13 Tracks

The Preacher

The Preacher

Horace Silver September 10, 2007

11 Tracks

You Gotta Take A Little Love

You Gotta Take A Little Love

Horace Silver February 6, 2007

7 Tracks

Horace Silver Trio

Horace Silver Trio

Horace Silver January 1, 2007

14 Tracks

Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers

Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers

Horace Silver May 2, 2006

8 Tracks

In Pursuit of the 27th Man

In Pursuit of the 27th Man

Horace Silver May 2, 2006

7 Tracks

Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers

Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers

Horace Silver May 2, 2006

8 Tracks

Blowin' the Blues Away

Blowin' the Blues Away

Horace Silver May 2, 2006

7 Tracks

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