RIP Horace Silver

English: Horace Silver in L.A.
English: Horace Silver in L.A. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Updated Dec. 18, 2013: Please note that the news of Horace Silver passing away is not true. See our retraction here.

Sad news from Jazzwise:

It has been widely reported online and across social media that Horace Silver, one of jazz’s most prolific composers and influential pianists, has died aged 85 after a lengthy illness. Perhaps best remembered for his hard-bop output on Blue Note, for whom he recorded from the beginning of his recording career until the 1970s, he first appeared on a session with Lou Donaldson in 1952. This in turn led to the start of his solo recording career at the label.