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US4: My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute To Horace Parlan

Read "My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute To Horace Parlan" reviewed by Chris Mosey

In the year of his birth Horace Parlan suffered an attack of polio that left him with a partially crippled right hand. He developed his own style of playing (involving a percussive left hand) and went on to become one of the most prolific and soulful pianists of the hard bop era. He played for two years with Charles Mingus and made eight Blue Note albums under his own name. In 1972, at the age of 42, ...


Album Review

US4: My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan

Read "My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Once in a while, you encounter a special album that tells the story of a remarkable musician, not only as a snapshot, but as a full musical narrative with words and pictures. My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan is such an album. The main character, pianist and composer, Horace Parlan, does not participate himself as a musician and yet he is everywhere: in the songs, in the spirit in which the project was conceived and ...


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