"Peace" – Horace Silver

I try not to do posts about artists so close together but this song I felt was timely.  In the wake of all of the strife going on around the world this tune has been on my mind.  I loved to (and still do) play this song as a ballad on gigs because it has some beautiful changes and the chords move slowly making the song hypnotic, deliberate and meaningful.

This is a testament to the writing skills of Horace Silver who is definitely known for his fast-paced melodies and to be able to write a ballad with such beauty and clarity is no doubt a compositional achievement.   Listening to this song definitely aligns you with the title’s meaning: “Peace.”


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