R.I.P. Horace Silver

June 19, 2014 4:36 AM

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R.I.P. Horace Silver

Horace Silver, pioneering jazz pianist and trailblazer in the hard bop jazz movement died Wednesday morning in his New Rochelle, New York home of cardiac arrest. He was 85.

Silver was born on August 2, 1928 in Norwalk, Conn. His father, John Tavares Silver, was an immigrant from Cape Verde Island in Africa, and Silver grew up listening to black gospel music and African folk music. However, Silver credits the beginning of his love for jazz music with hearing the Jimmie ...

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