Horace Silver in the 1980s
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Horace Silver, top US jazz musician, dies

One of the most highly regarded pianists and composers in jazz, Horace Silver, has died aged 85 in the US.

He was one of the pioneers of a rhythmic jazz style known as hard bop.

He played with many jazz greats including Miles David, Art Blakey and Slim Gaillard, who interviewed him for the BBC's Rhythms of the World: Slim's Jazz.

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