Horace Silver (Father’s Day, Sunday 6.16.13)

Liner Notes

Horace Silver (Father’s Day, Sunday 6.16.13)

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013

Horace Silver’s powerful and transcendent musical pieces pushed him beyond the label of jazz pianist. His specific composing and instrumentation of his quintet, created the unique sound that combined rhythm-and blues and gospel music with jazz known as “Hard Bop.”. He was known for his straight forward sound and his songs that drew their meaning from his personal experiences. It’s this style of composing that helped him respond to the social and cultural upheavals of the 60′s and 70′s with records such as “United States of Mind” and “The Music of the Spheres.”  Listen for a moment as Rabbi Neil discusses what lies behind the orchestral collaboration and meaningful simplicity of Silver’s music.