Click on the link here for Audio Player – Horace Silver Quintet – live at Konzerthaus, Vienna – March 11, 1968 – ORF Radio
A few months ago I ran a post of a concert featuring Horace Silver, after hearing a number of unsubstantiated rumors that the great Pianist and leader Horace Silver had died. A few months ago it wasn’t true.
Today, I’m sorry to say, the news is true.
An unforgettable force in Jazz and a consummate musician, Horace Silver was a pioneer in the genre of Hard Bop and a mentor to countless musicians coming up. In addition, he was co-founder of The Jazz Messengers which was one of the most influential Jazz organizations of the 1950s and 60s.
Tonight, by way of tribute, is a concert Horace Silver’s Quintet performed at the Konzerthaus in Vienna on November 3, 1968. It features Silver, along with Randy Brecker on trumpet, Benny Maupin on tenor sax, John Williams on bass and Billy Cobham on drums.
One of the great musicians of our time – who helped shape and influence an entire generation. He will be missed.
Rest In Peace, Horace Silver.