Happy Birthday to Pianist Horace Parlan

Happy Birthday to Pianist Horace Parlan, born in 1931. As a child, Parlan was stricken with polio, resulting in the partial crippling of his right hand. The handicap, though, has contributed to his development of a particularly “pungent” left-hand chord voicing style, while comping with highly rhythmic phrases with the right. An inspiration to us all, here’s Love & Peace: