Horace Parlan

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Yet another Mingus protégé success story, Mr Horace Parlan is a talented, bluesy and energic pianist, born under the influence of Bud Powell.
First gravitating in and around the Mingus posse (playing with Booker Ervin, Roland Kirk...), Parlan then took a flight on his own, recording a serie of excellent Blue Note, then a number of impressive and acclaimed sessions for Steeplechase after he moved to Europe.

Beginners who want a soft start may begin with the late and excellent Glad I Found You on Steeplechase, while hardbop over-eaters who tasted Parlan in Mingus formations will just grab everything. ;)

Annotation last modified on 2006-06-12 13:19 UTC.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Movin' & Groovin' Horace Parlan 1
1960 Us Three Horace Parlan 4
1961 On the Spur of the Moment Horace Parlan 1
1961 Headin' South Horace Parlan 1
1961 Up & Down Horace Parlan 2
1975 No Blues Horace Parlan 1
1977 Goin’ Home Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan 4
1986 Happy Frame of Mind Horace Parlan 2
1986 Trouble in Mind Horace Parlan & Archie Shepp 2
1987 Mama Rose in Concert Horace Parlan & Archie Shepp 1
1987 Reunion Horace Parlan & Archie Shepp Duo 1
1994 For Lester and Billie Monica Zetterlund, Nisse Sandström, Horace Parlan, Red Mitchell 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions Horace Parlan 1
2015 Joe Meets The Rhythm Section Joe van Enkhuizen, Horace Parlan, Rufus Reid, Al Harewood 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 First Set Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan 1
Swing Low, Live in Zurich Horace Parlan & Archie Shepp 1

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