Jazzman Horace Silver, Creator of ‘Hard Bop’, Dead At 85

“Through classic compositions such as ‘Song for My Father,’ ‘Nica’s Dream’ and ‘Señor Blues’,” [the pianist and founder of the Jazz Messengers “influenced generations of musicians with a style that encompassed all his musical loves: gospel, blues, Latin rhythm. It was music that, in Silver’s words, ‘cooked’ and ‘burned’.”