Congalegre: By Horace Parlan

Philadelphia-born Horace Parlan (born 1931) overcame the handicap of childhood polio to become a successful jazz pianist who played with the best musicians of his times through post-bop, Soul, hard bop and back to the roots of jazz. The handicap of a crippled left hand resulted in an unusual style. In 1960 he recorded the album “Headin’ South with George Tucker on bass, Al Harewood drums and Ray Marretto on conga drum. Enjoy the Latin-influenced  ‘Congalegre’!

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