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Album Review

Pianist Horace Parlan is literally at home during the three sessions which make up My Little Brown Book. Joined by bassist Jesper Lundgaard (a frequent collaborator) and alto saxophonist Christina von Bülow, he is in great form throughout these intimate performances, consisting of originals, standards and jazz compositions by other greats. His jubilant "Little Esther" and saucy blues "Party Time" feature Lundgaard's walking bass with von Bülow taking center stage with her mellow solos while Parlan playfully detours into a Monk-like dissonance on the latter piece. The leader sounds very relaxed playing old favorites like the bittersweet standard "Everything Happens to Me" and Billy Strayhorn's lush "Lotus Blossom." His loping treatment of "Fran Dance" revives a gem from the '50s that has only been sporadically played since it was recorded by Miles Davis. Highly recommended!

Biography

Born: 19 January 1931 in Pittsburgh, PA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

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 R&B bands...
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My Little Brown Book, Horace Parlan Trio
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 17 December 2007

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