Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Happy Bithday Horace!

Horace Parlan, the Hard Bop pianist sometimes referred to as a stickler for melody and rhythmic simplicity, is 70 years old today. Parlan, who started out his career as an R&B and Blues pianist, became known and respected as a jazz performer in the late 50s, playing and recording with Charles Mingus.

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a JazzTimes member to explore our complete archive of interviews, profiles, columns, and reviews written by music's best journalists and critics.
Originally Published