Horace Parlan - Headin' South

 (Limited Edition Stereo Version)

Horace Parlan - Headin' South


Music Matters (Blue Note)



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AMMJ 4062
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM    


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Edition limited to 2,500 copies

Double 45 RPM LP set

Mastering by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman

Horace Parlan had his greatest band in 1960 when he teamed up with bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood. The trio's communication was so telepathic that they often sounded like one mind playing three instruments. Parlan's gentle yet hard-swinging chordal style had gained passion and intensity during his two years with the always demanding Charles Mingus. The memorable brand of bluesy soul jazz played by Parlan's trio was infectious and irresistible, with their Blue Note recordings finding the classic group at its zenith. Inspired on Headin' South by the addition of Ray Barretto's congas, the group's soulful interpretations of superior standards and originals sound unlike any other ensemble. In addition, Headin' South, one of Horace Parlan's greatest recordings, is heard for the first time in such brilliant and impeccable sound.

Side 1
Headin’ South
The Song Is Ended
Low Down

Side 2
Prelude to a Kiss
Jim Loves Sue
My Mother’s Eyes

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Head South, Young Man. Head South!

posted on 01/27/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Emmanuel
First thing that drew me to this album was the Reid Miles cover; reminded me of Hitchcock's North by Northwest for some odd reason. While Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint never made it to Latin American shores in that wonderful Hitchcock film, Horace Parlan and his band indeed landed off the shores of Latin America on this album and were quite at home with the assistance of Conga player Ray Barretto.

This is one of the most infectious Latin tinged grooves ever put out by Blue Note; simple, powerful and groovy. Music Matters have done an A+ plus job on this reissue once again; from the jacket to the vinyl everything screams quality

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