Love & Peace – The Music of Horace Parlan




Horace Parlan settled in 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark and became an important part of the Danish Jazz scene. He also had an impressive international career working with artists like Charlie Mingus, Booker Ervin, Lou Donaldson, Eddie “Lockjaw” David, Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster and recording for the famous Blue Note label.

Horace Parlan was also a good composer and on this CD you will hear 10 of Horace Parlan’s compositions played by his favourite Danish jazz musicians.

Horace Parlan is unfortunately not an active musician anymore but he is alive and a happy man. In the autumn of 2012 Jesper Lundgaard, Doug Rainey and Bob Rockwell visited him and played a concert for him with Parlan’s compositions.

Parlan was so pleased with the concert that he suggested the musicians to record the material. The result is this CD: “Love & Peace – The Music Of Horace Parlan”. The CD also features a small interview where Parlan speaks about his life and career.

Jesper Lundgaard (b), Bob Rockwell (ts), Doug Raney (g), Henrik Gunde (p) and Aage Tanggaard (dr)

Recorded May 22 & 23, 2013

Speaking My Piece
Up In Cynthias Room
Return Engagement
Love & Peace
Waltz Number One
Back From The Gig
Billys Bossa
A Happy Frame Of Mind
Low Down
Up & Down
H. P. Interview