Horace Parlan

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Birthday
19, 1931
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Feb 23, 2017 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1931
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Feb 23, 2017 (86)

About

Known for developing a unique left- and right-hand technique that some described as pungent.

Before Fame

He collaborated with jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt during the 1950s.

Trivia

He relocated to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1973 and later moved to Rude in southern Zealand.

Family Life

His family helped him through a bout with polio as a child, which left his right hand partially crippled and ultimately contributed to his unique style.

Associated With

He became known for contributing to Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots, both classic recordings by Charles Mingus.