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Horace Parlan (born January 19, 1931) is an American hard bop and post-bop piano player.

He is noted for his contributions to the classic Charles Mingus recordings Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots. As a child, Parlan was stricken with polio, resulting in the partial crippling of his right hand. The handicap, though, has contributed to his development of a particularly "pungent" left-hand chord voicing style, while comping with highly rhythmic phrases with the right. Between 1952 and 1957… read more

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    "LIGHT BLUE"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Up & Down"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HORACE PARLAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Fantastic artist)
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    Dang, this guy's good!
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    4th
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    You'll be better off if you listen to this.
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    Classy music :D
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    Needs more listening!

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