Horace Parlan - Up and Down



Classic Records (Blue Note)



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ABNC 4082Q
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP  


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Horace Parlan had a great knack in selecting musicians for his Blue Note sessions; some regular collaborators, other times - mix and match. This June 1961 date is no exception. The set showcases a fine balance of hard bop and soul-jazz with just the right amount of blues thrown in. Leading the charge in Booker Ervin's tenor and guitarist Grant Green. Filling it out are drummer Al Harewood, George Tucker's bass as well as Parlan's pianistics. Six new tunes including charts by Parlan (title tune), Ervin ("The Book's Beat"), Tucker ("Fugee"), Green ("The Other Part Of Town") plus "Light Blue" by Stanley Turrentine, allow everyone plenty of time and space to have their say and then bring it home.

The Book's Beat
Up And Down
The Other Part Of Town
Lonely One
Light Blue

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

One of Parlan's best

posted on 12/20/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Hazu
Clearly a great album worthy of classic status. My pressing was flawless, the jacket slick and perfectly printed and made.

A great sounding record, marred by a poor pressing!

posted on 04/30/2010
3 Stars
Reviewer: Robert Hutton
Probably the greatest Parlan recording, largely due to the presence of the great Booker Ervin.

Great, great sound by the great Bernie Grundman.

Lousy Classic pressing marred by deep scuffing causing plenty of noise. Looks like a badly used record - not acceptable for a premium pressing. Bernie, Horace and Booker deserve better.

5 stars for a great record.

5 stars for a great Grundman mastering.

Two srats for the Classic pressing.

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