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Pioneering jazz pianist, Horace Silver, dies at 85

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Horace Silver, a pianist, composer and band leader with tireless inventiveness who influenced generations of jazzmen has died.  He was 85.   Silver was known for his destinctive humorous and funky playing style and for his pioneering compositional contribution to the hard bop sound.  “Horace Silver was one of the hardest swinging piano players in jazz, both as a section player and a soloist,” said Ramsey Lewis, a pianist influenced by Silver.  “Moreover, he was one of the finest human beings that walked the earth.”

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