Mike Schwartz

Horace Silver 1928-2014

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Me too, Jim, always a favorite. Something I never hear people mention, all the lower manual pops you and every other organist do, Jimmy Smith got that, and adapted them from Horace Silver's left hand percussive accents.

Edited by CJ Shearn

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Oh, shit, no ... not that it hadn't to be expected for a while, but wow, this is a blow.

Thank you for all the fine music!

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"Nutville" from that gig is great. How long ago did he contract Alzheimer's? it seems around 2004 he was fine, then not long after, heard he couldn't even remember those compositions or play the piano.

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Another master gone. Thanks for all the music. RIIP.

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:(

One of my favorites.

I feel like he was among everybody's favorites, around here at least. What a beautiful musician and spirit. Definitely played a role in keeping me eager and interested when I was first discovering jazz. His solos always brought a smile to my face.

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very sad news. But what can I say. I´m glad he was there and played that wonderful music for us all. He was a fantastic musician and sure a great human being. I also loved his autobiography.

I have most of his records.

Strange, just a few days ago I listened to the Art Blakey "A Night at Birdland". Though that´s not a record under his name, his presence is very very strong, his compositions and his great piano.

One of the highlights is his piano solo on that untitled slow blues. Really moving, and while I listened to that, I wondered how Horace Silver might feel right now. I was aware he was ill, also had heard about his alzheimer desease.

RIP

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Sad news. Another one of the greats have left us. Thanks Horace for all the wonderful music you provided us with. Your music will live on.

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That's very sad news....Don't know what to say.

Thank you for all the music, Horace Silver. Rest in peace.

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Oh no. I'll miss you Horace.

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So far the only confirmation I've seen is on Jazzcorner's FB page.

Silver had been ill with Alzheimer's for some time.

Rest in peace.

F

PS Gheorghe, you meant this? Thanks!

Edited by Fer Urbina

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Wikipedia is not listing his death and they're usually very quick with these things.

I have most of Horace's recorded output and saw him play twice - in the same week! In 1969 his Quintet (with the Brecker brothers and Billy Cobham) appeared with the Muddy Waters Blues band and a gospel group (Stars of Faith?) at the unlikely venue of the Batley Variety Club in West Yorkshire. The Quintet were great and I wanted to hear more than this brief appearance, so I travelled to London and heard them at Ronnie Scott's at the weekend. Sat right at the front - one of the best gigs I've ever been to! Billy Cobham and Horace really had something going! Fond memories!

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Has this news been confirmed yet?

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Thanks Flurin. This is really sad news. I love his 1950s dates.

Edited by J.A.W.

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This is a big one. Horace Silver is one of my favorite musicians. Luckily I got to see him many times over the years. He always had top notch bands, well-rehearsed and intricately arranged. And, of course, swinging their asses off!

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Shit.

This is such a loss, but not unexpected. RIP Horace, thanks for all the music.

Edited by Hardbopjazz

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I don't mean to disrupt the somber and respectful tone of this discussion, but it's been several hours since the original post and there is still no confirmation from reliable and identifiable sources that Mr. Silver has passed. JC doesn't name its source, and despite the assertion from Jazzwise that "It has been widely reported online and across social media..." I can find no evidence of this chatter.

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Sad to hear. One of the best

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While expected, this is still an incredible bummer. Horace has always been one of my favorites. I am glad I got to see him on his last tour. It was great to see and hear him that one time.

RIP Horace.

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