Friday, 2 September 2016

88th birthday of Horace Silver

(Born 2 September 1928, Norwalk, Conn, US)
Mutifaceted pianist, composer and bandleader whose distinct Silverian sound and drive in the jazz repertoire are enriched by the folk music traditions of his own father’s heritage from Cape Verde, off Africa’s northwestcentral Atlantic coast
(Horace Silver Quintet, “Song for my father” [personnel: Silver, piano; Carmell Jones, trumpet; Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone; Teddy Smith, bass; Roger Humphries, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 26 October 1964])
(Horace Silver Quintet, “Señor blues” [personnel: Silver, piano; Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Junior Cook, tenor saxophone; Gene Taylor, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; recorded: live, ?, 1959])

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