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The music of Horace Silver

ma 1 april 21:30
Dit concert heeft reeds plaatsgevonden
Adres: 's-Gravendijkwal 127 - Rotterdam
 The music of Horace Silver


Horace Silver (1928–2014) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader, widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in jazz history. He was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, and began his musical career as a tenor saxophonist before switching to piano. Silver emerged in the 1950s as part of the hard bop movement, a style of jazz that incorporated elements of blues, gospel, and R&B into the bebop tradition.
Silver’s compositions often featured catchy melodies and infectious rhythms, earning him a reputation for creating accessible yet sophisticated jazz music. Some of his best-known compositions include “Song for My Father,” “The Preacher,” and “Senor Blues.” He also led the Horace Silver Quintet, which featured prominent jazz musicians such as trumpeter Blue Mitchell, saxophonist Junior Cook, and drummer Louis Hayes.
Throughout his career, Silver recorded numerous albums as a bandleader for various record labels, including Blue Note Records, where he made many of his most celebrated recordings. His music has had a lasting impact on jazz and continues to be studied and performed by musicians around the world. Horace Silver’s legacy as a composer, pianist, and bandleader remains significant in the history of jazz.


Rita Brancato - drums
Marcos Sanchez Martinez - contrabas
Cosimo Gentili - alt saxofoon
Francesco Luise - piano