RIP Horace Silver.
This made me think about the story behind an album he created called Rockin' with Rachmaninoff
, based on a dream he had. This article
explains the background. An excerpt from the article, written in 2004, is below.
Most people waking up from a dream in which Sergei Rachmaninoff and Duke Ellington met in heaven and shared their love of jazz would probably blame it on last night's dinner, shake it off and continue with the day. Horace Silver is not most people.