Good and gone
An unspoken theme runs through the mourning occasioned by the recent deaths of the jazz pianist Horace Silver , the pop lyricist Gerry Goffin , and the R&B singers Bobby Womack and Bobby "Blue" Bland : namely, that we may not see their likes again-and that we may be worse off as a result.
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All About Jazz
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In the ensuing years, he become known as a prolific writer of tunes - many of which, like A'Song For My Father," A'The Preacher" and A'Sister Sadie," have become jazz standards - and a bandleader with a real ear for up-and-coming talent.
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General Music Industry: We Lost a Jazz Giant
The jazz world is mourning yesterday's passing of composer, pianist and bandleader and NEA Jazz Master Horace Silver.
The Washington Post
Horace Silver dies; pianist and composer helped define hard-bop jazz
Horace Silver, a trailblazing pianist and composer who was a primary developer in the 1950s and 1960s of the style of jazz known as hard bop, marked by catchy melodies and relentless rhythms, died June 18 in New Rochelle, N.Y. He was 85. His death was announced by Blue Note Records, for whom he recorded many of his most important albums.
Adios, Senor Blues
Silver was known as one of the fathers of the "hard bop" style, and also had an eye for talented young musicians rivaling that of Art Blakey and Miles Davis.
RIP, Horace Silver
Horace Silver at Keystone Korner, San Francisco CA 1978. Photo: Brian McMillen, edited under CC BY-SA 3.0 Horace Silver, composer of enduring hard bop anthems who played over the decades with such greats as Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Woody Shaw, Michael Brecker and Dave Douglas, has died, according to NPR.