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Friday | World Magazine

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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Related Topix: Horace Silver, Jazz, Brad Mehldau, Stan Getz, Black Entertainment, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Daily Kos

Jazz: Art Blakey II

What is Jazz? A great deal of ink has been spilt and printed answering that question.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Lee Morgan

All About Jazz

VIDEO/DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Pieces of Silver

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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Related Topix: Stan Getz, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Jazz, Joe Henderson, Hank Mobley

Fri Jun 27, 2014

City Paper

Bassist Tarus Mateen Says D.C.'s a City of Drummers

Even among the great musicians who live in D.C., Tarus Mateen qualifies as a heavyweight.

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Related Topix: New York, Jazz, Greg Osby, Jason Moran, Music, Entertainment

Fri Jun 20, 2014

All About Jazz

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.

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Related Topix: Horace Silver, Jazz, Stan Getz, Progressive-Rock, Cambridge, MA

Thu Jun 19, 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Horace Silver, Jazz, New Rochelle, NY, Blue Note Records, Music, Entertainment

Wed Jun 18, 2014

MetaFilter

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.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, The Billy Cobham, Blue Mitchell, Louis Hayes

Canada.com

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.

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Related Topix: Horace Silver, Jazz, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Clifford Brown, Woody Shaw, Michael Brecker

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