Jazz piano great Horace Parlan passed away March 1, at the age of 86. His unique piano style was heard in classic recordings by Charles Mingus, Stanley Turrentine, Thad Jones, and many more Jazz artists from the late 1950's through the '80s. Join us on "What I Like About Jazz" on March 15 for a tribute to Horace Parlan.
Employing much more use of his left hand, due to a childhood bout with polio that left part of his right side paralyzed, Parlan had a style that was both soulful and funky. A style that endeared him to artists like Mingus, Archie Shepp and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, as well as more straight ahead artists including Stanley Turrentine Clark Terry, and Thad Jones.
Tune in to "What I Like About Jazz" for a tribute to the late Horace Parlan, Wednesday, March 15, from 8:00 -10:00 pm, on your radio or online.