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Like Django Reinhardt, Horace Parlan did the impossible and turned a disability into an advantage. Stricken with polio as a youth that left him with a partially paralyzed right hand. Parlan became a major jazz pianist who developed a highly original rhythmic style. By the time he recorded the classic Speaking My Piece in 1960, he had convinced Charles Mingus (who hired him in 1957) that he was one of the most soulful pianists on the scene. At 29, Parlan in 1960 was a member of Lou Donaldson's group and recording regularly as a leader for Blue Note. Speaking My Piece was Parlans first album with horns, teaming his trio with the Turrentine Brothers.
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