This day (February 23, 2017), in Korsor, Denmark, died Horace Parlan,an American hard bop and post-bop piano player.
Wikipedia : This day (February 23, 2017), in Korsor, Denmark, died Horace Parlan,an American hard bop and post-bop piano player.
Horace Parlan – Legendary Jazz Pianist : Pianist and composer Horace Parlan over his 50 year career has recorded 30 albums as a leader and has been a sideman with many jazz greats, overcoming physical disability and thrived as a pianist despite it.
@allmusic : Although he is always an interesting soloist, it is in the interplay with other musicians that Parlan displays his talents to the full: a fine example is the set of two duo albums – one of spirituals, one of blues – that he recorded with Shepp (in 1977 and 1980 respectively).
@last.fm : Horace Parlan has overcome physical disability and thrived as a pianist despite it. His right hand was partially crippled by polio in his childhood, but Parlan’s made frenetic, highly rhythmic right hand phrases part of his characteristic style, contrasting them with striking left-hand chords.
@Discogs : He is an excellent modern jazz pianist, with a strong left hand. Horace Parlan was discovered by Charles Mingus, and played and recorded with him from 1957 to 1959. After that he played with others including Dexter Gordon, Booker Ervin, Roland Kirk and more.
Video : Love And Peace (2000) . Love And Peace (2011) . w/. Peter Almqvist Trio – I’M Old Fashioned . Archie Shepp Quartet – Live in Sttugart (1990) . w/ Benny Carter – When Lights Are Low (1985) .