Horace Parlan

    Horace Parlan

    • Horace Parlan
    Horace Parlan

    Horace Parlan

    • Horace Parlan

    Horace Parlan

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    The Other Part Of Town (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster)Horace Parlan
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        Horace Parlan overcame physical disability and thrived as a pianist despite it. His right hand was partially disabled by polio in his childhood, but Parlan made frenetic, highly rhythmic right hand phrases part of his characteristic style, contrasting them with striking left-hand chords. He also infused blues and R&B influences into his style, playing in a stark, sometimes somber fashion. Parlan has always cited Ahmad Jamal and Bud Powell as prime influences. He began playing in... Read more

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