Horace Silver
Horace Silver

About The Artist

When Horace Silver and Art Blakey formed an unlikely co-operative band called the Jazz Messengers in 1955, their goal was to make jazz accessible again to listeners by infusing their music with a blues and gospel feeling, thus ushering in the hard bop era. When the pair parted ways the next year, each went on to record as leaders, Blakey keeping the name Jazz Messengers and Silver giving birth to his quintet, which until he enlisted trumpeter Blue Mitchell in 1959 went through periodic personnel... Read More

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