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Horace Parlan has overcome physical disability and thrived as a pianist despite it. His right hand was partially crippled by polio in his childhood, but Parlan's made frenetic, highly rhythmic right hand phrases part of his characteristic style, contrasting them with striking left-hand chords. He's 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 R&B bands during the '50s, joining Charles Mingus' group from 1957 to 1959 following a move from Pittsburgh to New York

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Article: Album Review

Bobby Broom: Keyed Up

Read "Keyed Up" reviewed by Jack Bowers


On his latest album, Keyed Up, the well-traveled and well-respected guitarist Bobby Broom pays tribute to pianists “who have been an important part of [his] musical life." As he writes, ..."many great pianists who didn't need to include my six-string version of what they could already do harmonically and melodically saw fit to include me. Perhaps, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Betty Carter, Horace Parlan, Shirley Scott & Quentin Baxter

Read "Betty Carter, Horace Parlan, Shirley Scott & Quentin Baxter" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Just like we did last week, we travel to South Carolina for our first song from the very esteemed drummer Quentin E. Baxter with a cut off his 2022 album Art Moves Jazz with “For Minors Only." From there, we hear a classic from another South Carolina stronghold in Lucky Thompson. We also profile the nostalgia ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Horace Parlan

Jazz Musician of the Day: Horace Parlan

All About Jazz is celebrating Horace Parlan's birthday today! Horace Parlan has overcome physical disability and thrived as a pianist despite it. His right hand was partially crippled by polio in his childhood, but Parlan's made frenetic, highly rhythmic right hand phrases part of his characteristic style, contrasting them with striking left-hand chords. He's also infused ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Lester Young & Ron Wilkins

Read "Lester Young & Ron Wilkins" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Our 732nd hour of Neon Jazz arrives right before Christmas and is the penultimate for 2021. The most fitting musician for this episode is the mighty veteran trombonist Ron Wilkins. He survived a nasty bout with COVID and reigned on the top of the charts with a wonderful new album Trombcalist. He's the resounding testament to ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Charles Mingus: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Read "Charles Mingus: An Essential Top Ten Albums" reviewed by Chris May


Charles Mingus was rarely a happy man and yet his music possessed a power to uplift listeners unlike that of most other composer / bandleaders before or after him. It still has that power in 2021, four decades after his passing and on the eve of his hundredth anniversary in 2022. In his personal life, too, ...

News: Recording

Doug Raney: Meeting the Tenors

Doug Raney: Meeting the Tenors

In April 1983, guitarist Doug Raney, son of guitar great Jimmy Raney and a stunning player in his own right, assembled quite a sextet at the studios of Criss Cross Records in the Netherlands. Joining Raney were two tiger tenor saxophonists—Dutch player Ferdinand Povel and Swedish hornman Bernt Rosengren, who doubled on flute. In the rhythm ...

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Article: Album Review

Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go

Read "Let My People Go" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Now an octogenarian, Archie Shepp's name is quite often spoken in the same sentence as that of John Coltrane. Shepp was born a decade after Trane and is associated with the great one's 'New Thing' and 'Fire Music.' His music though, post-Ascension (Impulse!, 1965), might be better equated to that of Billie Holiday, who was born, ...

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Article: Album Review

Conference Call: Prism

Read "Prism" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Conference Call is a quartet, but could also be described as a trio+ because the core members—saxophonist and bass clarinetist Gebhard Ullmann, pianist Michael Jefry Stevens, and bassist Joe Fonda—have been touring and recording together for more than two decades. The plus moniker derives from the quartet's interchange of drummers. Early on, the seat was occupied ...

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News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Horace Parlan

Jazz Musician of the Day: Horace Parlan

All About Jazz is celebrating Horace Parlan's birthday today! Horace Parlan has overcome physical disability and thrived as a pianist despite it. His right hand was partially crippled by polio in his childhood, but Parlan's made frenetic, highly rhythmic right hand phrases part of his characteristic style, contrasting them with striking left-hand chords. He's also infused ...


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