Horace Parlan (born January 19, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American hard bop and post-bop piano player.
Noted for his contributions to the classic Charles Mingus recordings Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots, Parlan often bridges the divide between the chordal sophistication of the bop idiom and the African-American “roots.”
This album was recorded in 1961 for Bluenote, Horace Parlan Trio was the house band at Minton’s Jazz Club at the time. He is joined by Grant Green guitar and Booker Ervin on sax. Amazon