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Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:15 PM

Horace Silver has died

The legendary jazz pianist passed away today at age 85 from natural causes.

Check out this great performance of his classic tune "Song for my Father" to get an idea of his greatness:


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klook Jun 2014 OP
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Le Taz Hot Jun 2014 #3
frylock Jun 2014 #4
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babylonsister Jun 2014 #6
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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:22 PM

1. "Summer in Central Park"

Beautiful composition by Horace Silver:


This is from his 1972 album, "In Pursuit of the 27th Man." Gorgeous.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:30 PM

2. "Senor Blues" as sung by Taj Mahal

Damn!



... and the Horace Silver original:


Damn!!

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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:33 PM

3. Oh, wow!

Another legend has passed. Go with the muses, Mr. Silver.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:38 PM

4. "Doin' the Thing - Live at the Village Gate" is one of my favorite all-time albums..

it still sees heavy rotation on my player, and I'm an aging metalhead and West Coast punk. what an incredible pianist.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:40 PM

5. Another great musician gone.

The Band Upstairs keeps getting better and better.

-- Mal

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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:43 PM

6. I remember listening to him-

loved him! RIP, Mr. Silver.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:59 PM

7. Oh no - another great one passes into history

One of the great pianists. When I was in my early 20s in the early 1970s we used to play Song For My Father all the time in my jazz combo. It remains one of the essential tunes in any jazz player's repertoire.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 08:33 PM

8. They say

 

That God has one hell of a band. I guess its true.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 08:34 PM

9. Love you Mr. Silver

It as great to see and hear you play.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 09:54 PM

10. They called him the Bepop Grandpop

He was a great musician. He got started with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in the late 40s. He had a great run.











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