Silver is Gold

  • Jan Geijtenbeek / Jazz & Pop / Zwolle

‘During my Master’s programme in piano at Jazz & Pop in Zwolle I took an interest in Horace Silver: a famous pianist and composer known for his funky style of playing, his catchy pieces and for being one of the pioneers of hard bop. What exactly are the notable characteristics of his work? What was his vision for his bands? How does he view his role as a soloist and accompanist? Am I able to apply this to my own music? I have made six of my own compositions on the basis of Horace Silver’s music. I will perform these brand-new compositions with my band, Goatmusic.’