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In appreciation of jazz great Horace Silver

“Musical composition should bring happiness and joy to people and make them forget their troubles.” Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver

The only thing this post has to do with with evolution is the marvelous fact that Homo sapiens has evolved a capacity to create and enjoy music, especially hard bop jazz! Read a review about evolution of music appreciation here.

Horace Silver died today at 85 years of age. Just writing that brings  chills to my skin, sensations that are infused with sadness and a profound appreciation for my personal favorite jazz artist of all time. Take a moment to read about his remarkable and joyful life and listen to “Song for my Father” or his other masterpieces.


New York Times

Blue Note Records

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Joe Alcock

Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine

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