Horace Silver Memorial


“Where You At?”  This Horace Silver composition was recorded by the Silver band in 1960 and consequently is still very much in the bebop (Charlie Parker) style. Silver who started out his career as a sax player and switched to piano is accompanied on this track by Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor sax, Gene Taylor on bass and Roy Brooks on drums.

Review and Memorial

Silver’s father (Silva) was from the Cape Verde Islands and married a White woman in Connecticut, where young Horace grew up. Silver played with all the great players of the post-bop era and was an excellent composer. On this 1960 album (‘Horace-Scope’) is the beautiful melody ‘Nica’s Dream”. Silver died in California last June, aged 85. His music deserves to live on long after the Pop and Rock trash of juveniles of all ages has been deservedly forgotten.

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