Horace Parlan - Speakin My Piece


Blue Note/Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series



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ABLU 4859550
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Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition on 180-gram LP

Pianist Horace Parlan is perhaps best known for his work with Charles Mingus on the bassist's seminal 1959 albums Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots. That same year Parlan made his first Blue Note appearance with Lou Donaldson and in 1960 he began leading his own sessions for the label with the trio albums Movin' & Groovin' and Us Three.

For his third Blue Note date Speakin' My Piece, also recorded in 1960, Parlan expanded his trio with bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood into a quintet with the addition of a frontline horn section featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone and his brother Tommy Turrentine on trumpet. The result is a quintessential Blue Note hard bop album, adorned with a playful Reid Miles album cover design, and featuring Parlan originals like the bluesy "Wadin'" and tuneful "Up In Cynthia's Room" along with pieces by each of the Turrentine brothers and a show-stopping performance on the ballad "Oh So Blue."

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.


Side A
1. Wadin'
2. Up In Cynthia's Room
3. Borderline

Side B
1. Rastus
2. Oh So Blue
3. Speakin' My Piece

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