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hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 506
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:03 pm:   Edit Post

Rest in Peace, pianist, Horace Silver one of the founding members of the Jazz Messengers. Sometimes referred to as the grandfather of jazz blues, funk, and/or hard bop Silver's music helped created within me a love for jazz. He will be missed as the jazz greats of yesterday don't appear to be being replaced as they die off.
musashi
Advanced Member
Username: musashi

Post Number: 214
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm:   Edit Post

Yes.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3458
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 - 12:09 am:   Edit Post

Horace Silver walks among the noble entities of creation eternally and shall never be forgotten. He will continue to bestow his magical grooves and musical concepts for all of humanity past the physical existence of all generations to come.

http://www.horacesilver.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Silver
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11369
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:44 am:   Edit Post

Here's a good video of a very cool tune, Seņor Blues.
jcdlc72
Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 344
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 - 8:02 am:   Edit Post

Indeed a giant among giants. R.I.P.
peoplechipper
Senior Member
Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 430
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm:   Edit Post

I totally don't know this music( my jazz petty much begins and ends with Zappa) but he's got a really good touch; I like it...Tony
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11378
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 6:51 am:   Edit Post

Tony; it is, in my view, well worth getting to know jazz, even if you don't play it. I think that as one expands their knowledge of jazz, their appreciation for music deepens.

And in my view, an outstanding place to start is Miles Davis' album, Kind of Blue from 1959. Through that door lies a rich and infinite world of musical exploration.
peoplechipper
Senior Member
Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 433
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 - 11:07 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you, I will start there...
smokinbear
Intermediate Member
Username: smokinbear

Post Number: 195
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:44 pm:   Edit Post

Song for my father.... great tune. RIP
flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 2497
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 2:58 pm:   Edit Post

MAJOR BUMMER
he is one of my favs.
A true pioneer.........
funkyjazzjunky
Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 898
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post

"Opus De Funk" and "The Hippest Cat in Hollywood"

What a great player and composer

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