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Horace Silver (1928–2014)

Jazz composer-pianist Horace Silver took an interest in music as a young boy after becoming romantically interested in a 12-year-old girl who knew how to play the piano. After convincing the object of his affections to give him piano lessons, young Horace discovered his niche. He had, however, been exposed early to numerous Afro-American musical ... See full bio »

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  The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Watashi no Fujisan (2013) ... (performer: "Blowin' the Blues Away") / (writer: "Blowin' the Blues Away")
 2011 The Change-Up (writer: "Doodlin")
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Opening (2003) ... ("Song for My Father")
 2000 County Kilburn (writer: "Psychedelic Sally")
 1999 Double Jeopardy (writer: "Juicy Lucy")
 1999 Election (writer: "The Jody Grind")
 1993 Short Cuts (writer: "Nothing Can Stop Me Now")
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 1997 Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 A Great Day in Harlem (Documentary)

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Single: "The Cape Verdean Blues" / "Pretty Eyes" (Blue Note Records) See more »

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The record was "Groovin' High" by Bird [Charlie Parker] and Diz [Dizzy Gillespie]. This was the first bop record I ever heard, and it really gassed me. I knew I was really going to have to take care of business to play like that.


Survived by his son Gregory. See more »

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