Real name: Horace Louis Parlan
Effective period / Period of releases: 1960 - 2000Horace Parlan (born January 19, 1931, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - died February 24, 2017, Korsør, Denmark) was an American-born Danish modern jazz pianist, with a strong left hand.
Parlan was discovered by Charles Mingus, and played and recorded with him from 1957 to 1959. After that he played with Dexter Gordon, Booker Ervin, Roland Kirk and many others. He moved to Copenhagen in 1972 and became a Danish citizen in 1995.