Horace Parlan was an American hard bop and post-bop pianist and composer. He was known for his contributions to the Charles Mingus recordings Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots.
|Born:||Jan 19, 1931, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died:||Feb 23, 2017, Korsør, Denmark|
|Genres:||Bebop, avant-garde jazz, post-bop, third stream|
|Labels:||Blue Note, SteepleChase|
|IMDb:||Horace Parlan's IMDb|
|Spotify:||Horace Parlan's Spotify|
About Horace Parlan
Known for developing a unique left- and right-hand technique that some described as pungent.
He collaborated with jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt during the 1950s.
He relocated to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1973 and later moved to Rude in southern Zealand.
His family helped him through a bout with polio as a child, which left his right hand partially crippled and ultimately contributed to his unique style.
He became known for contributing to Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots, both classic recordings by Charles Mingus.
Information related to Horace Parlan
- Hard bop pianists
- SteepleChase Records artists
- Post-bop pianists
- Enja Records artists
- Blue Note Records artists
- Musicians from Pittsburgh
- Male jazz musicians