Posts Tagged ‘Horace Parlan’

Horace Parlan

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Happy Birthday to an incredible Hard Bop and Post Bop Pianist. Born on this day in 1931, Pittsburg, Penn. Best know for his work on Charles Mingus albums “Mingus Ah Um” and “Blues and Roots”.

Us 3 is a great album for your collection with George Tucker on bass and Al Harewood on drums.




Horace Parlan

December 17, 2009 Leave a comment

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.”

Horace Parlan Albums

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

Up At Minton’s

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment
Febuary 1961, a famous gig took place at a location well known for being the birth place of Bebop.

Up At Minton’s

Stanley Turrentine a great tenor saxophonist, Grant Green on guitar and the Horace Parlan Trio played at New Yorks “Mintons Playhouse”. This album is a true classic, full of energy and will have you jumpin in your seat. It has been discontinued but still available as a MP3 download from Amazon.