Horace Silver - mid 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 122:

I got a harmony book from a music store and studied basic root positions. An older musician in Norwalk showed me how to embellish chords. Then, having a good ear, I used to take those Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, and [saxophonist] Dexter Gordon records on Savoy and put them on an old windup machine and slow the speed down. That would put everything in another key, but I'd hear the chords that way and pick them out note by note.
cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431081714285 accessed: 15 April, 2024


Horace Silver
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
performed by Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Bud Powell

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium playback
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 11:41:54 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:21:14 +0100