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Horace Silver

p, 1928-2014 US, Norwalk, Connecticut
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver

Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver (September 2, 1928 – June 18, 2014) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style that he helped pioneer in the 1950s.After playing tenor saxophone and piano at school in Connecticut, Silver got his break on piano when his trio was recruited by Stan Getz in 1950. Silver soon moved to New York City, where he developed a reputation as a composer and for his bluesy playing. Frequent sideman recordings in the mid-1950s helped further, but it was his work with the Jazz Messengers, co-led by Art Blakey, that brought both his writing and playing most attention. Their Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers album contained Silver's first hit, "The Preacher". After leaving Blakey in 1956, Silver formed his own quintet, with

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Song For My Father on Song For My Father by Horace Silver
Serenade To A Soul Sister - Remastered on Serenade To A Soul Sister by Horace Silver
Lonely Woman - Remastered 1999/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on Song For My Father by Horace Silver
Liberated Brother on In Pursuit Of The 27th Man by Horace Silver
The Sophisticated Hippie - Easy Mo Bee Remix on The New Groove: The Blue Note Remix Project Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Soul Searchin' on Total Response by Horace Silver
Doodlin' - Remastered on Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers by Horace Silver
Senor Blues on The Very Best by Horace Silver
Creepin' In - Remastered on Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers by Horace Silver
Home Cookin' - Remastered 1999/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on The Stylings Of Silver by Horace Silver

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Live In Paris 1959Horace Silver2018Album
5 Original AlbumsHorace Silver, The Horace Silver Quintet2018Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsHorace Silver2017Compil.
Four Classic Albums - Second SetHorace Silver2017Compil.
14 Février 1959Horace Silver2016Album
My Jazz Collection 44Horace Silver2015Album
My Jazz Collection 43Horace Silver2015Album
Live At The Half-NoteHorace Silver Featuring Woody Shaw2015Album
12 Classic Albums 1953 - 1962Horace Silver2014Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsHorace Silver2013Album
Three Classic AlbumsHorace Silver, The Horace Silver Quintet, The Horace Silver Trio2013Compil.
New York - Hackensack 1952-1959Horace Silver2012Compil.
Blue Note Jazz InspirationHorace Silver, The Horace Silver Quintet2012Compil.
The Ultimate Horace SilverHorace Silver2012Compil.
Complete Birdland BroadcastsColeman Hawkins Quintet With Horace Silver2011Compil.
Señor Blues The Best Of The Early Years 1953-1960Horace Silver2011Compil.
Kind Of SilverHorace Silver2010Album
The Show Has BegunHorace Silver2010Single
QuicksilverHorace Silver2009Compil.
The Golden Years (1953-1958)Horace Silver2008Compil.
Live At Newport '58Horace Silver2008Album
Midnight TrainHorace Silver2008Compil.
Nica's DreamHorace Silver2007Compil.
The PreacherHorace Silver2007Compil.
Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Featuring John Coltrane, Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, Kenny Durham, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Max Roach2007Compil.
Music For LoversHorace Silver2006Compil.
Supreme JazzHorace Silver2006Album
Music For LoversHorace Silver2006Compil.
The Very BestHorace Silver2005Compil.
Down HomeHorace Silver2005Compil.
Modern Jazz ArchiveHorace Silver2004Compil.
The United States Of MindHorace Silver2004Compil.
Rockin' With RachmaninoffHorace Silver2003Album
Paris BluesHorace Silver2002Album
Essential Blue - The Classic Of Horace SilverHorace Silver2001Compil.
QuicksilverHorace Silver2001Compil.
The Horace Silver CollectionHorace Silver1999Compil.
Jazz... Has... A Sense Of HumorHorace Silver1999Album
The Blue Note YearsHorace Silver1999Compil.
RetrospectiveHorace Silver1999Compil.
Jazz Profile: Horace SilverHorace Silver1997Compil.
A Prescription For The BluesHorace Silver1997Album
The Baghdad Blues - 1959Horace Silver1996Compil.
Safari: 1952-1954Horace Silver1996Compil.
The Hardbop GrandpopHorace Silver1996Album
Healer's BrewOuternational Meltdown, Amampondo, Madala Kunene, Horace Silver1995Album
Pencil Packin' PapaHorace Silver1994Album
It's Got To Be FunkyHorace Silver1993Album
Senor Blues 1955-1959Horace Silver1992Compil.
Greatest HitsHorace Silver1992Compil.
Mozart No End And The Paradise BandFriedrich Gulda / The Paradise Band, Barbara Dennerlein, Horace Silver1991Album
Mozart No End And The Paradise BandFriedrich Gulda / The Paradise Band, Barbara Dennerlein, Horace Silver1991Album
The Natives Are Restless TonightHorace Silver1990Album
The Best Of Horace Silver Vol. IIHorace Silver1989Compil.
Horace SilverHorace Silver1989Compil.
The Best Of Horace Silver Vol. IHorace Silver1988Compil.
The Sidewinder / Song For My FatherLee Morgan / Horace Silver1988Album
Music To Ease Your DiseaseHorace Silver1988Album
The Sidewinder / Song For My FatherLee Morgan, Horace Silver1985Album
Live 1964Horace Silver1984Album
Senõr Blues (Horace Silver Rare Tracks)Horace Silver1984Compil.
There's No Need To StruggleHorace Silver1984Album
The Continuity Of SpiritHorace Silver1983Album
Horace SilverHorace Silver1983Compil.
Spiritualizing The SensesHorace Silver1982Album
Horace Silver And The Jazz MessengersHorace Silver1981Compil.
Art Blakey And Horace SilverArt Blakey, Horace Silver1981Compil.
Guides To Growing UpHorace Silver1981Album
Silver 'N Strings Play The Music Of The SpheresHorace Silver1980Album
Sterling SilverHorace Silver1979Album
Silver 'N PercussionHorace Silver1978Album
Out Of The Night (Came You)Horace Silver1977Single
TogethernessHorace Silver1977Single
Silver 'N VoicesHorace Silver1977Album
Silver 'N WoodHorace Silver1976Album
Slow Down / Time And EffortHorace Silver1976Single
The Trio SidesHorace Silver1976Compil.
Horace SilverHorace Silver1975Compil.
Silver 'N BrassHorace Silver1975Album
Art Blakey With The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Feat. Donald Byrd, Horace Silver - Jackie McLean1974Compil.
The Complete Milt Jackson With Horace SilverMilt Jackson With Horace Silver1973Compil.
In Pursuit Of The 27th ManHorace Silver1973Album
Liberated Brother / Nothin' Can Stop Me NowHorace Silver1973Single
Horn Of Life / Cause And EffectHorace Silver1972Single
Electric Byrd / That Healin' Feelin' / Love Call / CoalitionOrnette Coleman, Horace Silver, Elvin Jones, Donald Byrd1971Album
You Gotta Take A Little Love / Down And OutHorace Silver1969Single
The Best Of Horace SilverHorace Silver1969Album
The Best Of Horace SilverHorace Silver1969Compil.
Psychedelic Sally / Serenade To A Soul SisterHorace Silver1968Single
Opus De Funk / EcarohHorace Silver1968Single
The Jody GrindHorace Silver1966Single
The Cape Verdean Blues / Pretty EyesHorace Silver1966Single
The African QueenHorace Silver1965Single
Señor Blues - Cool EyesHorace Silver1963Single
Stan Getz & Horace SilverStan Getz & Horace Silver1961Single
Potter's Luck / Split KickStan Getz & Horace Silver1961Single
The Night Has A Thousand EyesHorace Silver1959Single
Come On HomeHorace Silver1959Single
Horace Silver TrioHorace Silver1956Compil.
The Jazz Message OfDonald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins, Ronnie Ball, Wendell Marshall, Kenny Clarke1956Single
The Jazz Message OfDonald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins, Ronnie Ball, Wendell Marshall, Kenny Clarke1956Album
Modern JazzArt Blakey, Sonny Rollins, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Miles Davis1956Album
Horace Silver And The Jazz MessengersHorace Silver And Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers1956Compil.
Bohemia After DarkCannonball Adderley With Horace Silver, Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Jerome Richardson, Kenny Clarke1955Album
Room 608Horace Silver And Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers1955Single
Gigi Gryce · Thelonious Monk · Percy Heath · Art Blakey · Horace Silver · Art Farmer · Kenny Clarke · Cecil Payne · Jimmy Cleveland · Oscar Pettiford · Julius WatkinsGigi Gryce · Thelonious Monk · Percy Heath · Art Blakey · Horace Silver · Art Farmer · Kenny Clarke · Cecil Payne · Jimmy Cleveland · Oscar Pettiford · Julius Watkins1955Album
The PreacherHorace Silver And Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers1955Single
Safari / Thou SwellHorace Silver1953Album
Bohemia After Dark / We'll Be Together AgainCannonball Adderley - Donald Byrd - Horace Silver - Jerome Richardson - Paul Chambers - Nat Adderley - Kenny ClarkeSingle
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 44Art Blakey / Freddie Hubbard / Horace Silver / Max RoachCompil.
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