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Remembering Horace Silver, Hard Bop Pioneer

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Remembering Horace Silver, Hard Bop Pioneer

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Remembering Horace Silver, Hard Bop Pioneer

Remembering Horace Silver, Hard Bop Pioneer

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Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Horace Silver died Wednesday at age 85. Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead says that Silver had been off the scene awhile, but his influence is as strong as ever. Hear an appreciation.