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Count Basie - 80% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Vocals
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William Allen Basie, 21 August 1904, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, d. 26 April 1984, Hollywood, California, USA. Band leader and pianist Basie grew up in Red Bank, just across the Hudson River from New York City. His mother gave him his first lessons at the piano, and he used every opportunity to hear the celebrated kings of New York keyboard - James P. Johnson, Willie ‘Th Read more

Charlie Parker - 61% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Music & Radio Soundtracks Documentaries Drama
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Charles Christopher Parker, 29 August 1920, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, d. 12 March 1955, New York City, New York, USA. Although he was born on the Kansas side of the state line, Parker was actually raised across the Kaw River in Kansas City, Missouri. His nickname was originally ‘Yardbird’ due to his propensity for eating fried chicken - later this was shortened to Read more

Johnny Hodges - 58% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks Big Band & Swing
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John Cornelius Hodge, 25 July 1907, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, d. 11 May 1970, New York City, New York, USA. One of the greatest alto saxophonists in jazz, Hodges first tried other instruments before settling upon the one that would best serve his glorious romanticism. Largely self-taught, Hodges played in a number of minor bands in Boston and New York in the early 20s b Read more

Louis Armstrong - 54% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Drama Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Comedy Mystery / Thriller Music & Radio Soundtracks Television Vocals World Music Documentaries Big Band & Swing Blues Blues
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4 August 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 July 1971, New York City, New York, USA. It is impossible to overstate Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s importance in jazz, as he was one of the most influential artists in the music’s history. He was also more than just a jazz musician, he was an enormously popular entertainer (a facet upon which some critics f Read more

Benny Goodman - 53% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Jazz Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
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Benjamin David Goodman, 30 May 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 20 June 1986, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a large, impoverished family of immigrants, Goodman experienced hard times while growing up. Encouraged by his father to learn a musical instrument, Goodman and two of his brothers took lessons; as the youngest and smallest he learned to play the clarinet. Th Read more

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra - 53% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Easy Listening
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Charles Mingus - 53% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Documentaries Drama Reggae
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Thelonious Monk - 53% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Foreign Films Documentaries Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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Thelonious Sphere Monk, 11 October 1917, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 February 1982, Weehawken, New Jersey, USA. Monk’s family moved to New York when he was five years old. He started playing piano a year later, receiving formal tuition from the age of 11 onwards. At Stuyvesant High School he excelled at physics and maths, and also found time to play organ in Read more

Coleman Hawkins - 51% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
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Coleman Randolph Hawkins, 21 November 1904, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA, d. 19 May 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Coleman Hawkins (aka ‘Bean’ and ‘Hawk’) is a colossus of the tenor saxophone, and hence of jazz. He was the first to use the instrument as a serious means of expression and continued to be open to new developments for 40 years. Starting pia Read more

John Coltrane - 46% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music & Radio Soundtracks Blues Music Theme
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John William Coltrane, 23 September 1926, Hamlet, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 July 1967, New York, USA. Coltrane grew up in the house of his maternal grandfather, Rev. William Blair (who gave him his middle name), a preacher and community spokesman. While he was taking clarinet lessons at school, his school band leader suggested his mother buy him an alto saxophone. In 1939 h Read more

Lester Young - 45% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Blues
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Lester Willis Young, 27 August 1909, Woodville, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 March 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a musical family, Young was taught several instruments by his father. As a child he played drums in the family’s band, but around 1928 he quit the group and switched to tenor saxophone. His first engagements on this instrument were with Art Bronson Read more

Art Tatum - 44% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Big Band & Swing
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13 October 1909, Toledo, Ohio, USA, d. 5 November 1956, Los Angeles, California, USA. Born into a musical family, Tatum was handicapped from birth by impaired sight. Blind in one eye and only partially sighted in the other, he nevertheless studied piano formally and learned to read music. By his mid-teens he was playing professionally in Toledo. He played briefly in the Spee Read more

Earl Hines - 44% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Documentaries Pop / Rock
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Ella Fitzgerald - 44% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Vocals Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Easy Listening Soundtracks R&B / Soul Big Band & Swing Blues Dance Drama Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Vocals World Music
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald, 25 April 1917, Newport News, Virginia, USA, d. 15 June 1996, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Following the disappearance of her father, Fitzgerald was taken to Yonkers, New York by her mother and her new man Joseph da Silva. At school she sang with a glee club and showed early promise, but preferred dancing to singing. Even so, chronic shyness militated Read more

Ben Webster - 43% match to Horace Silver

Genres: Jazz Drama Jazz Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
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Benjamin Francis Webster, 27 March 1909, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 20 September 1973, Amsterdam, Netherlands. After studying violin and piano, and beginning his professional career on the latter instrument, Webster took up the tenor saxophone around 1930. He quickly became adept on this instrument; within a year he was playing with Bennie Moten and later worked with And Read more

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