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     Horace Silver

Real name: Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver.
Born: Sep 2, 1928 in Norwalk, CT.
Died: June 18, 2014 in New Rochelle, NY
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Hard Bop, Fusion, Soul-Jazz.
Instruments: Leader, Composer, Piano

From the perspective of the late '90s, it is clear that few jazz musicians have had a greater impact on the contemporary mainstream than Horace Silver. The hard bop style that Silver pioneered in the '50s is now dominant, played not only by holdovers from an earlier generation, but also by fuzzy-cheeked musicians who had yet to be born when the music fell out of critical favor in the '60s and '70s.

Silver's earliest musical influence was the Cape Verdean folk music he heard from his Portugese-born father. Later, after he had begun playing piano and saxophone as a high schooler, Silver came under the spell of blues singers and boogie-woogie pianists, as well as boppers like Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell. In 1950, Stan Getz played a concert in Hartford, Connecticut, with a pickup rhythm section that included Silver, drummer Walter Bolden, and bassist Joe Calloway. So impressed was Getz, he hired the whole trio. Silver had been saving his money to move to New York anyway; his hiring by Getz sealed the deal. Silver worked with Getz for a year, then began to freelance around the city with such big-time players as Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Oscar Pettiford. In 1952, he recorded with Lou Donaldson for the Blue Note label; this date led him to his first recordings as a leader. In 1953, he joined forces with Art Blakey to form a cooperative under their joint leadership. The band's first album, Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers, was a milestone in the development of the genre that came to be known as hard bop. Many of the tunes penned by Silver for that record - "The Preacher," "Doodlin'," "Room 608" - became jazz classics. By 1956, Silver had left the Messengers to record on his own. The series of Blue Note albums that followed established Silver for all time as one of jazz's major composer/pianists. LPs like Blowin' the Blues Away and Song for My Father (both recorded by an ensemble which included Silver's longtime sidemen Blue Mitchell and Junior Cook) featured Silver's harmonically sophisticated and formally distinctive compositions for small jazz ensemble.

Silver's piano style - terse, imaginative, and utterly funky - became a model for subsequent mainstream pianists to emulate. Some of the most influential horn players of the '50s,'60s, and '70s first attained a measure of prominence with Silver - musicians like Donald Byrd, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, Benny Golson, and the Brecker brothers all played in Silver's band at a point early in their careers. Silver has even affected members of the avant-garde; Cecil Taylor confesses a Silver influence, and trumpeter Dave Douglas played briefly in a Silver combo.

Silver recorded exclusively for Blue Note until that label's eclipse in the late '70s, whereupon he started his own label, Silveto. Silver's '80s work was poorly distributed. During that time he began writing lyrics to his compositions; his work began to display a concern with music's metaphysical powers, as exemplified by album titles like Music to Ease Your Disease and Spritualizing Your Senses. In the '90s, Silver abandoned his label venture and began recording for Columbia. With his re-emergence on a major label, Silver is once again receiving a measure of the attention his contribution deserves. Certainly, no one has ever contributed a larger and more vital body of original compositions to the jazz canon.

- Chris Kelsey (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4328 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
members.tripod.com/~hardbop/silver_discography.html Biography, discography
afgen.com/silver.html Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Silver About from 'wikipedia'
ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Сильвер,_Хорас О исполнителе из 'википедии' [ru]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Silver About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Horace Silver - 'A Prescription For The Blues' - 1997, Galactic
 Horace Silver - 'Blowin' The Blues Away' - 1959, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'Doin' The Thing (At The Village Gate)' - 1961, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'Finger Poppin' With The Horace Silver Quintet' - 1959, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'Further Explorations' - 1958, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'He Best Of Horace Silver, Vol. 1 (Blue Note Years)' - 1988, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'It's Got To Be Funky' - 1993, Columbia, Sony Music
 Horace Silver - 'Jazz Has A Sense Of Humour' - 1999, GRP, Legendary Albums
 Horace Silver - 'Live At Newport '58' - 2008, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'Paris Blues, 1962' - 2002, Pablo Records, JVC Victor
 Horace Silver - 'Rocking With Rachmaninov' - 2003, Bop City
 Horace Silver - 'Senor Blues: 1955-1959' - 1998, Giants Of Jazz
 Horace Silver - 'Serenade To A Soul Sister' - 1968, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'Silver's Blue' - 1956, Columbia
 Horace Silver - 'Silver's Serenade' - 1963, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'Six Pieces Of Silver' - 1956, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'The Baghdad Blues 1959' - 1996, Giants Of Jazz
 Horace Silver - 'The Hardbop Grandpop' - 1996, GRP
 Horace Silver - 'The Jody Grind' - 1991, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'The Stylings Of Silver' - 1957, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'The Tokyo Blues' - 1962, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'The United States Of Mind' - 2004, Blue Note
 Horace Silver - 'You Gotta Take A Little Love' - 1969, Blue Note
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Dee Dee Bridgewater - 'Love And Peace: A Tribute To Horace Silver' - 1995, Verve
 Jazz Messengers - 'Cafe Bohemia New York (Part 1,2)' - 1999, Giants Of Jazz
  как соисполнитель ...
 Nat Adderley - 'Adderley Brothers' - 2006, Brilliant
 Donald Byrd - 'The Transition Sessions' - 2002, Blue Note
 Paul Chambers - 'Whims Of Chambers' - 1956, Blue Note
 Kenny Clarke - 'Bohemia After Dark' - 1955, Savoy Jazz
 John Coltrane - 'Trane's Blues' - 1999, Blue Note
 Miles Davis - 'Bags' Groove' - 1957, OJC
 Miles Davis - 'Ballads And Blues' - 1996, Blue Note
 Miles Davis - 'Blue Haze' - 1954, OJC, Prestige
 Miles Davis - 'Walkin'' - 1987, Prestige, OJC
 Kenny Dorham - 'Afro Cuban' - 2007, Blue Note, RVG Edition
 Art Farmer - 'When Farmer Met Gryce' - 1955, OJC
 Stan Getz - 'Complete Studio Sessions: Stan Getz & Jimmy Raney' - 2003, Definitive
 Gigi Gryce - 'Nica's Tempo' - 1955, Savoy
 Milt Jackson - 'Milt Jackson Quartet' - 1956, OJC
 Milt Jackson - 'Plenty, Plenty Soul' - 1989, Atlantic
 Hank Mobley - 'Hank Mobley Quintet' - 1957, Blue Note
 Thelonious Monk - 'The Complete Blue Note Recordings' - 1994, Blue Note
 Lee Morgan - 'Plays Benny Golson' - 2010, Musica Jazz
 Alvin Queen - 'Mighty Long Way' - 2009, Enja
 Sonny Rollins - 'The Freedom Suite' - 1957, Milestone
 Clark Terry - 'Clark Terry' - 1955, Verve

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