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Horace Parlan

p, *1931 US, Pittsburgh
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Felix Krull

Horace Parlan (born January 19, 1931, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - died February 24, 2017, Korsør, Denmark) was an American-born Danish modern jazz pianist, with a strong left hand. Horace Parlan was discovered by Charles Mingus, and played and recorded with him from 1957 to 1959. After that he played with Dexter Gordon, Booker Ervin, Roland Kirk and many others. He moved to Copenhagen in 1972 and became a Danish citizen in 1995.

  • Piano
  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Congalegre on Headin' South by Horace Parlan
My foolish heart on No Blues by Horace Parlan
Goin' home on Goin' Home by Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan
Nobody knows the troubles I've seen on Goin' Home by Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan
Us Three - Remastered on Us Three by Horace Parlan
It Could Happen to You - Remastered on Movin' & Groovin' by Horace Parlan
Headin' South on Headin' South by Horace Parlan
I Want To Be Loved - Remastered on Us Three by Horace Parlan
Steal away to Jesus on Goin' Home by Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan
No blues on No Blues by Horace Parlan

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Horace Parlan & The Turrentine BrothersHorace Parlan2017Compil.
The Complete 4tet/5tet/6tet RecordingsBooker Ervin & Horace Parlan2016Compil.
Relaxin' With HoraceHorace Parlan, Jesper Lundgaard, Ed Thigpen2004Album
Horace Parlan By Horace ParlanHorace Parlan2001Album
Close Your EyesJohnny Griffin Meets Horace Parlan2000Album
The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan SessionsHorace Parlan2000Album
Horace Parlan By Horace ParlanHorace Parlan2000Album
Gentle Men BluePee Wee Ellis, Horace Parlan1999Album
Voyage Of RediscoveryHorace Parlan1999Album
Peter Almqvist Trio With Horace ParlanPeter Almqvist Trio With Horace Parlan1997Album
LovesongsEtta Cameron & Horace Parlan1996Album
In Between Those ChangesRainer Pusch, Horace Parlan1995Album
We All HopeRed Mitchell, Horace Parlan, Вячеслав Преображенский, The Russian Chamber Orchestra1992Album
Jazzbühne BerlinHorace Parlan / The Mal Waldron Sextet1991Album
Ellington BalladsJoe Van Enkhuizen, Horace Parlan1990Album
Rainer Pusch Trio Meets Horace ParlanRainer Pusch Trio, Horace Parlan1990Album
Keep Your Hands Wide OpenHorace Parlan, Søren Siegumfeldt Guest Thomas Helmig1988Album
Joe Meets The Rhythm SectionHorace Parlan, Rufus Reid, Al Harewood, Joe Van Enkhuizen1987Album
Young ForeverNisse Sandström, Horace Parlan, Red Mitchell1986Album
Happy Frame Of MindHorace Parlan1986Album
Groovin'Idrees Sulieman, Per Goldschmidt, Horace Parlan, Mads Vinding, Billy Hart1986Album
Holiday For MonicaMonica Zetterlund, Red Mitchell, Nisse Sandström, Horace Parlan1983Album
The MaestroHorace Parlan1982Album
Brhams LullabyeClark Terry, Red Mitchell, Horace Parlan1981Album
One For WiltonHorace Parlan1980Album
Musically YoursHorace Parlan1980Album
Out Of NowhereClark Terry, Red Mitchell, Horace Parlan1978Album
ArrivalHorace Parlan1974Album
Up & DownHorace Parlan1963Album
Headin' SouthHorace Parlan1961Album
On The Spur Of The Moment / Ray C.Horace Parlan1961Single
Bags' GrooveHorace Parlan1960Single
C Jam BluesHorace Parlan1960Single
Movin' & Groovin'Horace Parlan1960Album
Us ThreeHorace Parlan1960Album
Wadin' / BordelineHorace ParlanSingle
From Tunisia With LoveMamdouh Bahri / Horace Parlan / Riccardo Del Fra / Idris MuhammadAlbum
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