June 20, 2014 -- Kevin Whitehead Fresh Air Google Plus OneFacebook LikeTweet Widget Remembering Horace Silver, Hard Bop Pioneer http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/fa/2014/06/20140620_fa_02.mp3 Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Horace Silver died Wednesday at age 85. Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead says that Silver had been off the scene awhile, but his influence is as strong as ever. Hear an appreciation.Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. View the discussion thread.