Friday, June 20, 2014

Horace Silver, 1928 - 2014

Jazz pianist Horace Silver died this week at the age of 85. During his long career he established himself as one of the masters of jazz piano in the bebop style, specifically the "hard bop" style. He recorded for Blue Note Records, one of the premier jazz labels.

Horace Silver's official site:

Compact Discs
Horace Silver
Tracks from sessions during the 1950s and 1960s
Compact Disc 21173

Song for my Father, the Horace Silver Quartet (1963-1964)
Compact Disc 13855

Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers
A classic album from 1954 and 1955, with Art Blakey on drums
Compact Disc 12934

Let's Get to the Nitty Gritty: The Autobiography of Horace Silver
ML 417 .S64 A3 2006

Score/CD play-along
For You to Play: Horace Silver, Eight Jazz Classics (Jamey Aebersold series No. 17)
MT 68 .J36 v. 17 leadsheets
Compact DIsc 20808 v. 17 CD of backing tracks
Shoutin' out! The Music of Horace Silver (Jamey Aebersold series No. 86)
MT 68 .J36 v. 86 leadsheets
Compact DIsc 20808 v. 86 CD of backing tracks 
Horace Silver article in the Encyclopedia of Popular Music: (Includes extensive discography) 
Horace Silver article in the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz:

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