The Definitive Versions of Blue Note are on XRCD24... Listen & Compare!
When one is stricken with polio as a child, resulting in a partially paralyzed right hand, becoming a pianist may not seem like a logical career move. However Horace Parlan had too much soul to stay away from music, and he turned his disability into an advantage and his own personal style. After playing in r&b groups in his native Pittsburgh, in 1957 he moved to New York and impressed Charles Mingus so much that he was in his group for two years. Parlan also worked with Lou Donaldson, Booker Ervin, the Eddie Lockjaw Davis-Johnny Griffin Quintet and Rahsaan Roland Kirk before having a second life in Copenhagen, where he spent his final 30 years.
Parlan's most exciting recordings were made for Blue Note, particularly the ones that teamed him with bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood. The trio was so close that they created music with one mind. On The Spur Of The Moment is particularly memorable for it also features the Turrentine Brothers. Stanley Turrentine was very distinctive on tenor-sax even in the early 1960s, and he is instantly recognizable in one soulful note. Trumpeter Tommy Turrentine was a masterful bebopper and gives the set some additional fire. The combination of the Horace Parlan Trio and the Turrentines makes this rare Blue Note album into an instant classic that epitomizes the hard bop/soul jazz era.
Mastered and produced by Alan Yoshida and Joe Harley from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note 2-Track Analog Tapes!
Highest Quality Analog-to-Digital transfers from tape to CD
Deluxe Packaging with Hi-Resolution Black & White Session Photos by Francis Wolff.
Includes Original Album Liner Notes
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Tommy Turrentine, trumpet
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Horace Parlan, piano
George Tucker, bass
Al Harewood, drums