Horace Silver, pioneering jazz pianist of the influential hard bop sound, dies at 85

  • by: CHRIS TALBOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 19, 2014 - 2:46 PM

Horace Silver, a pianist, composer and band leader with a tireless inventiveness who influenced generations of jazzmen with his distinctive hard bop sound, has died. He was 85.

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