Jazz musician Horace Silver dies during age 85- report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer famous for pioneering tough bop, has died, National Public Radio pronounced on Wednesday. He was 85.

Silver, a local of Norwalk, Connecticut, was made by a Portuguese change in a islands of Cape Verde, from where his family emigrated to a United States.

Alongside personification with remarkable jazz musicians such as bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Art Blakey, Silver, who played piano and saxophone, available exclusively for Blue Note Records over 3 decades before first his possess label, Silveto Records.

Silver stoical song featuring percussive, hard-driving beats that was desirous by his truth of holistic self-help, jazz censor Leonard Feather wrote in his “Encyclopedia of Jazz.”

His many important works embody “Song For My Father,” desirous by Cape Verdean folk song and gospel-driven “The Preacher.” His work also seemed on a series of Miles Davis’ albums, including 1954′s “Walkin’.”

NPR pronounced Silver’s son Gregory had called it directly with a news of his death. Attempts to strech Silver’s family were unsuccessful.

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy, Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Cynthia Osterman)

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