Horace Parlan - Movin' & Groovin'



AS ABNJ 84028-45
EtiquetaAnalogue Productions – Blue Note
Embalagem2 LP 45RPM
GramagemVinil 180 g

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This 1960 trio date was pianist Parlan’s first of many great releases for Blue Note. The Pittsburgh native, who overcame polio as a child that left his right hand crippled, had gained some serious props with his contributions on two of Charles Mingus’ best albums the year prior (Mingus Ah Um, Blues And Roots), and was now ready to step out on his own. Choosing to tackle mostly standards, Parlan channels his idol Bud Powell’s classic trio dates with the able assistance of Blue Note regulars Sam Jones, bass and drummer Al Harewood. The result is an eclectic mix, interpreting the works of Tadd Dameron, Duke Ellington, Milt Jackson and Burke-Van Heussen plus a Parlan original, “Up In Cynthia’s Room,” which became one of his signature pieces.

Horace Parlan, piano
Al Harewood, drums
Sam Jones, bass


1C Jam Blues
2On Green Dolphin Street
3Up in Cynthia’s Room
4Lady Bird
5Bags’ Groove
6Stella By Starlight
7There is No Greater Love
8It Could Happen to You