R.I.P. Horace Silver (1928 – 2014)

Horace Silver, the great jazz pianist and composer, whose contribution to the Blue Note legacy is immeasurable, has died at the age of 85. Horace was a pioneer of hard bop and the original founder of The Jazz Messengers. He tempered bebop with elements of gospel, blues and R&B to help create what became known as┬áthe ‘Blue Note Sound’. He will be remembered for wonderful albums such as ‘Song for my Father’, The Tokyo Blues’, ‘Blowin’ the Blues Away’ and ‘Horace Silver and the Jazz Mesengers’.