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Horace Silver

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 23 September 2012

A tribute to Horace Silver, who died on Wednesday, aged 85.
One of the prime movers of hard bop, Horace Silver said his mission in jazz was "to burn", as pianist, leader and composer. Geoffrey Smith chooses fiery performances by him and such Silver admirers as Buddy Rich, Mark Murphy and Alan Barnes.

First broadcast in September 2012.

Music Played

22 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Stan Getz

    Stan Getz Penny

    Composer: Silver Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Horace Silver, p; Joe Calloway, b; Walter Bolden, d. 1st March 1951

    The Smoothest Operator, JSP Records, JSP 943B, T. 24

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    Horace Silver Opus De Funk

    Composer: Silver Performers: Horace Silver, p; Percy Heath, b; Art Blakey, d. 23rd November 1953

    The Best of Horace Silver, Blue Note, CDP79114432 (1); Tr. 1

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    Horace Silver The Preacher

    Composer: Silver Performers: Horace Silver, p; Hank Mobley, ts; Kenny Dorham, t; Doug Watkins, b; Art Blakey, d. 6th February 1955

    The Best of Horace Silver, Blue Note, CDP79114432 (1); Tr. 4

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    Horace Silver Sister Sadie

    Composer: Silver Performers: Horace Silver, p; Blue Mitchell, t; Junior Cook, ts; Gene Taylor, b; Louis Hayes, d. 30th August 1959

    The Best of Horace Silver, Blue Note, CDP7911432; Tr. 11

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie

    Dizzy Gillespie Doodlin'

    Composer: Silver Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, Emmett Berry, Carl Warwick, Quincy Jones, Joe Gordon, t; Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Rod Leavitt, tb; Phil Woods, Jimmy Powell, as; Ernie Wilkins, Billy Mitchell ts; Marty Flax, bs; Walter Davis, p; Nelson Boyd, b; Charlie Persip, d. 1956

    Dizzy Gillespie: Four Classic Albums, Avid, AMSC968; D2, Tr.5

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    Horace Silver Shirl

    Composer: Silver Performers: Horace Silver, p; Doug Watkins, b; Louis Hayes, d. 11th October 1956

    The Quintessence, Fremeaux & Associes, FA 287. D1, Tr. 12

  • Image for Mark Murphy

    Mark Murphy Senor Blues

    Composer: Silver Performers: Mark Murphy, v; Nick Travis and Clark Terry or Snooky Young, t; Bernie Leighton or Dick Hyman, org; Roger Kellaway, p; Jim Hall, g; Ben Tucker, b; Dave Bailey, d; Willie Rodriguez, cga or tam. 1962

    That’s How I Love the Blues, Riverside, RLP 441. S1/2

  • Image for Alan Barnes

    Alan Barnes Baghdad Blues

    Composer: Silver Performers: Alan Barnes, as; Steve Waterman, t; John Donaldson, p; Dave Green, b; Steve Brown, d. 2005

    Yeah!, Specific, SPEC002. Tr. 3

  • Image for Buddy Rich

    Buddy Rich Cape Verdean Blues

    Composer: Silver Performers: Buddy Rich, d; Chuck Schmidt, Dean Pratt, John Marshall, Danny Hayes, t; Matt Johnson, Dale Kirkland, tb; Edward Eby, btb; Chuck Wilson, Alan Gauvin, af, f; Steve Marcus, ss, ts; Gary Bribek ts; Greg Smith, bs; Barry Keiner, p, arr; tom Warrington, b. 1977

    Class of ‘78, BBC, CJCD832 (1), Tk.3

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    Horace Silver Song for My Father

    Composer: Silver Performers: Horace Silver, p; Carmell Jones, t; Joe Henderson, ts; Teddy Smith, b; Roger Humphries, d. 26th October 1964

    Song for my Father, Blue Note, 4990022 (1); Tr. 1

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    Horace Silver Blowin' the Blues Away

    Composer: Silver Performers: Horace Silver, p. Junior Cook, ts; Blue Mitchell, t; Gene Taylor, b; Louis Hayes, d. 29th August 1959

    The Best of Horace Silver, Blue Note, CDP7911432 (1); Tr.12

  • Image for Stan Getz
    00:02

    Stan Getz Penny

    Performer: Stan Getz. Performer: Horace Silver.

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    00:06

    Horace Silver Opus De Funk

    Performer: Horace Silver. Performer: Art Blakey. Performer: Hank Mobley.

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    00:10

    Horace Silver The Preacher

    Performer: Horace Silver. Performer: Hank Mobley. Performer: Art Blakey.

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    00:16

    Horace Silver Sister Sadie

    Performer: Horace Silver. Performer: Blue Mitchell.

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie
    00:23

    Dizzy Gillespie Doodlin

    Performer: Quincy Jones. Performer: Dizzy Gillespie.

  • Image for Horace Silver
    00:28

    Horace Silver Shirl

    Performer: Horace Silver. Performer: Doug Watkins.

  • Image for Mark Murphy
    00:33

    Mark Murphy Senor Blues

    Performer: Mark Murphy. Performer: Jim Hall. Performer: Clark Terry.

  • Image for Alan Barnes
    00:35

    Alan Barnes Baghdad Blues

    Performer: Alan Barnes. Performer: Steve Waterman.

  • Image for Buddy Rich
    00:40

    Buddy Rich Cape Verdean Blues

    Performer: Buddy Rich.

  • Image for Horace Silver
    00:47

    Horace Silver Song For My Father

    Performer: Horace Silver. Performer: Carmell Jones.

  • Image for Horace Silver
    00:55

    Horace Silver Blowin' The Blues Away

    Performer: Horace Silver. Performer: Junior Cook. Performer: Blue Mitchell.

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