Horace Parlan Discography

1960 (age 29)

Horace Parlan Trio

Horace Parlan, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Al Harewood, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 29, 1960

tk.2Bags' GrooveBlue Note 45-1771, BLP 4028
tk.3Stella By StarlightBlue Note BLP 4028
tk.5There Is No Greater LoveBlue Note 45-1771, BLP 4028
tk.7On Green Dolphin StreetBlue Note BLP 4028
tk.8C Jam BluesBlue Note 45-1770, BLP 4028
tk.10Up In Cynthia's Room-
tk.11Lady BirdBlue Note BLP 4028
tk.13It Could Happen To You-

* Blue Note BLP 4028, BST 84028   Horace Parlan - Movin' And Groovin'
= Mosaic MQ8-197, MD5-197   The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions
* Blue Note 45-1771   Horace Parlan - Bags' Groove / There Is No Greater Love
* Blue Note 45-1770   Horace Parlan - C Jam Blues / Up In Cynthia's Room

Horace Parlan Trio

Horace Parlan, piano; George Tucker, bass; Al Harewood, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 20, 1960

tk.2Come Rain Or Come ShineBlue Note BLP 4037
tk.3I Want To Be Loved-
tk.6Return Engagement-
tk.7Us Three-
tk.11The Lady Is A Tramp-
tk.12Wadin'-
tk.13Walkin'-

* Blue Note BLP 4037, BST 84037, CDP 7243 8 56581 2 9   Horace Parlan - Us Three
= Mosaic MQ8-197, MD5-197   The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions

Horace Parlan Quintet

Tommy Turrentine, trumpet; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; George Tucker, bass; Al Harewood, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 14, 1960

tk.4RastusBlue Note BLP 4043
tk.7Rastus (alternate take)Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44; Mosaic MQ8-197
tk.10BorderlineBlue Note 45-1778, BLP 4043
tk.16Speakin' My PieceBlue Note BLP 4043
tk.19Oh, So Blue-
tk.20Oh, So Blue (alternate take)Mosaic MQ8-197
tk.24Up In Cynthia's RoomBlue Note BLP 4043
tk.26Wadin'Blue Note 45-1778, BLP 4043, BST2 84433

* Blue Note BLP 4043, BST 84043   Horace Parlan Quintet - Speakin' My Piece
= Mosaic MQ8-197, MD5-197   The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note Volume 2
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - Rare Tracks: The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1778   Horace Parlan - Wadin' / Borderline

Horace Parlan Quartet

Horace Parlan, piano; George Tucker, bass; Al Harewood, drums; Ray Barretto, congas #1-3,6,7.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 6, 1960

1. tk.2Jim Loves SueBlue Note BLP 4062
2. tk.7Headin' South-
3. tk.8Congalegre-
4. tk.9Prelude To A Kiss-
5. tk.10Summertime-
6. tk.12The Song Is Ended-
7. tk.16My Mother's Eyes-
8. tk.17Low Down-

* Blue Note BLP 4062, BST 84062   Horace Parlan - Headin' South
= Mosaic MQ8-197, MD5-197   The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions

1961 (age 30)

Horace Parlan Quintet

Tommy Turrentine, trumpet; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; George Tucker, bass; Al Harewood, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 18, 1961

tk.1Ray C.Blue Note 45-1835, BLP 4074
tk.2On The Spur Of The Moment (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7243 8 21735 2 6; Mosaic MQ8-197
tk.3On The Spur Of The MomentBlue Note 45-1835, BLP 4074
tk.7And That I Am So In LoveBlue Note BLP 4074
tk.11Pyramid (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7243 8 21735 2 6, (J) TOCJ-5941/44; Mosaic MQ8-197
tk.17Skoo CheeBlue Note BLP 4074
tk.18Al's Tune-
tk.28Pyramid-

* Blue Note BLP 4074, BST 84074, CDP 7243 8 21735 2 6   Horace Parlan - On The Spur Of The Moment
= Mosaic MQ8-197, MD5-197   The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - Rare Tracks: The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1835   Horace Parlan - On The Spur Of The Moment / Ray C.

Horace Parlan Quintet

Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Grant Green, guitar; George Tucker, bass; Al Harewood, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 18, 1961

tk.4Light BlueBlue Note BLP 4082
tk.8Up And Down-
tk.10The Book's Beat-
tk.14Fugee (alternate take)Mosaic MQ8-197
tk.15FugeeBlue Note BLP 4082
tk.16Lonely One-
tk.18The Other Part Of Town-

* Blue Note BLP 4082, BST 84082   Horace Parlan - Up And Down
= Mosaic MQ8-197, MD5-197   The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions

1963

The Horace Parlan Sextet / Booker Ervin Sextet

Johnny Coles, trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Grant Green, guitar #1-5; Butch Warren, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 15, 1963

1. tk.6Happy Frame Of MindBlue Note BN-LA488-H2, BST-84134
2. tk.7A Tune For Richard-
3. tk.10Home In Africa-
4. tk.15Dexi-
5. tk.18Back From The Gig-
6. tk.21Kucheza Blues-

* Blue Note BN-LA488-H2   Booker Ervin - Back From The Gig
* Blue Note BST-84134, CDP 7 84134 2   Horace Parlan - Happy Frame Of Mind
= Mosaic MQ8-197, MD5-197   The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions

1973 (age 42)

Horace Parlan Quintet

Idrees Sulieman, flugelhorn; Bent Jaeig, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Hugo Rasmussen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

Rosenberg Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 21, 1973

ArrivalSteepleChase (D) SCS 1012
Saucer Eyes-
Just Keep A-Walkin'SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31012

* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1012, SCCD 31012   Horace Parlan Trio/Quintet - Arrival

Horace Parlan Quintet/Trio

Idrees Sulieman, flugelhorn #4,7; Bent Jaeig, tenor sax #4,7; Horace Parlan, piano; Hugo Rasmussen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

Rosenberg Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 22, 1973

1.For Heaven's SakeSteepleChase (D) SCS 1012
2.Bag's Groove-
3.Norma-
4.New Start-
5.Polkadots And Moonbeams-
6.Waltz No. 1-
7.Back From The Gig-

* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1012, SCCD 31012   Horace Parlan Trio/Quintet - Arrival

1975

Horace Parlan Solo

Horace Parlan, piano.

May 27, 1975

Lament For Bookerenja (G) 2054

* enja (G) 2054; Inner City IC 3006; enja (G) CD 2054-2   Lament For Booker Ervin

The Horace Parlan Trio

Horace Parlan, piano; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Tony Inzalaco, drums.

December 10, 1975

No BluesSteepleChase (D) SCS 1056
My Foolish Heart-
Have You Met Miss Jones-
A Theme For Ahmad-
Hi-Fly-
West Of Eden-
Holy Land-
Darn That DreamSteepleChase (D) SCCD 31056

* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1056, SCCD 31056   The Horace Parlan Trio - No Blues

1977

Horace Parlan Quintet

Frank Strozier, alto sax; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Lisle Atkinson, bass; Al Harewood, drums.

February 5, 1977

Frank-ly SpeakingSteepleChase (D) SCS 1076
Quietude-
Hit It-
Mirror Lake-
Chocolate Cadillac-
Misty Thursday-
U.A.I.-
Veronika's WalkSteepleChase (D) SCCD 31076

* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1076, SCCD 31076   Horace Parlan Quintet - Frank-ly Speaking

1978

Horace Parlan Trio

Horace Parlan, piano; Doug Raney, guitar; Wilbur Little, bass.

Rosenborg Studio, Oslo, Norway, February 15, 1978

Hi-FlySteepleChase (D) SCD 17003
Round About Midnight-
Once I Loved-
Darn That Dream-
Who Cares-
West Coast Blues-
Hi-Fly (alternate take)SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31417
Round About Midnight (alternate take)-
Once I Loved (alternate take)-
Darn That Dream (alternate take)-
Who Cares (alternate take)-
West Coast Blues (alternate take)-

* SteepleChase (D) SCD 17003, SCCD 31417   Horace Parlan Trio - Hi-Fly

Horace Parlan Trio

Horace Parlan, piano; Wilbur Little, bass; Dannie Richmond, drums.

November 13, 1978

Goodbye Pork Pie HatSteepleChase (D) SCS 1124
Sunspots-
Firm Roots-
Monk's Mood-
Neicy-
Night Mist Blues-
Cynthia's Dance-
There Is No Greater LoveSteepleChase (D) SCCD 31124

* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1124, SCCD 31124   Horace Parlan - Blue Parlan

1979

Horace Parlan Solo

Horace Parlan, piano.

November 26, 1979

Alone TogetherSteepleChase (D) SCS 1141
Memories Of You-
Musically Yours-
Ill Wind-
Lullaby Of The Leaves-
Ruby, My Dear-
Jitterbug Waltz (take 3)SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31141, SCCD 37041/42
Nardis (take 1)-

same session.

Ruby, My DearSteepleChase (D) SCS 1167
Spring Is Here-
A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing-
Peace-
The Maestro-
Nardis-
Alone Together (alternate take)SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31167, SCCD 37041/42
Ill Wind (alternate take)-

* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1141, SCCD 31141   Horace Parlan - Musically Yours
= SteepleChase (D) SCCD 37041/42   Horace Parlan - Alone
* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1167, SCCD 31167   Horace Parlan - The Maestro
= SteepleChase (D) SCCD 37041/42   Horace Parlan - Alone

1980

Horace Parlan Quartet

Wilton Gaynair, tenor, soprano sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Isla Eckinger, bass; Billie Brooks, drums.

Tonstudio Stroher, Innsbruck, Austria, March, 1980

Billie's BossaEGO Records (G) 4018
One For Wilton-
Shade-
I'll Close My Eyes-
Firm Roots-
Pananika-

* EGO Records (G) 4018   Horace Parlan, Wilton Gaynair, Isla Eckinger, Billie Brooks - One For Wilton

1981 (age 50)

Horace Parlan Trio

Horace Parlan, piano; Reggie Johnson, bass; Alvin Queen, drums.

"Domicile", Munich, West Germany, February 11, 1981

No Greater Loveenja (G) 4076
Pannonica-
C-Jam Blues-
Hi-Fly-
Who Cares-

* enja (G) 4076   Horace Parlan Trio - Pannonica

1983

Horace Parlan Trio

Horace Parlan, piano; Jesper Lundgaard, bass; Dannie Richmond, drums.

March 16, 1983

U.M.M.G.SteepleChase (D) SCS 1178
Ballade-
Scandia Skies-
Little Esther-
Like Someone In Love-
The Duke Ellington Sound Of Love-
Blues In The Closet-

* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1178, SCCD 31178   Horace Parlan Trio - Like Someone In Love

Horace Parlan Solo

Horace Parlan, piano.

"Jazzbuhne Berlin", "Volksbuhne", East Berlin, East Germany, June 25, 1983

SolarRepertoire (G) REP 4918-WZ
The Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love-
There's No Greater Love-
Over The Raimbow-
Nardis-
Little Waltz-
Good-Bye Pork Pie Hat-

* Repertoire (G) REP 4918-WZ   Horace Parlan / Mal Waldron Sextet - Jazzbuhne Berlin '83 Vol. 18

1984

Horace Parlan Quintet

Thad Jones, flugelhorn; Eddie Harris, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Jesper Lundgaard, bass; Aage Tanggaard, drums.

Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 30, 1984

Monday Morning BluesSteepleChase (D) SCS 1194, SCCD 30006
Hip WalkSteepleChase (D) SCS 1194
Oblivion-
Something For Silver-
Glad I Found You-
Afternoon In Paris-

* SteepleChase (D) SCS 1194, SCCD 31194   Horace Parlan Quintet - Glad I Found You
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD 30006   Various Artists - Players Place Volume 1

1986

Horace Parlan Quartet

Joe Van Enkhuizen, tenor sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Al Harewood, drums.

Monster, Netherlands, July 10, 1986

Alfies ThemeTimeless (Du) SJP 249
God Bless The Child-
Bluesville-
Willow Weep For Me-
Wadin'-
F.S.R.-

* Timeless (Du) SJP 249, CD SJP 249   Horace Parlan, Rufus Reid, Al Harewood, Joe Van Enkhuizen - Joe Meets The Rhythm Section

1987

Horace Parlan Quartet

Per Goldschmidt, baritone sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Klavs Hovman, bass; Massimo De Majo, drums.

Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, March 12 & 13, 1987

Little EstherSoul Note (It) 121145-1
Opus 16A-
Snow Girl-
Arrival-
Something For Silver-
Precious Lady-
T Fot Tjazz-

* Soul Note (It) 121145-1, 121145-2   Horace Parlan Quartet - Little Esther

1988

Horace Parlan - Soren S. Eriksen Duo

Soren S. Eriksen, alto sax; Horace Parlan, piano; with guest: Thomas Helmig, vocals #4.

Copenhagen, Denmark, January 15 & 16, 1988

1.Going UpOlufsen Records (D) DOC 5050
2.Song For Charlie Haden-
3.I'll Wait And Pray-
4.Throw It Away-
5.A Theme For Ahmad-
6.A Ghetto Lullaby-

* Olufsen Records (D) DOC 5050   Horace Parlan, Soren S. Eriksen - Keep Your Hands Wide Open

1994 (age 63)

Horace Parlan - Jan Kaspersen Duo

Jan Kaspersen, Horace Parlan, piano.

Copenhagen, Denmark, April 19, 1994

Light BlueOlufsen Records (D) DOCD 5184
Brain Circus-
Broken Promises-
Jitterbug Waltz-
Couleur D'Afrique-
Good-Bye Pork Pie Hat-
Let's Call This-
One-Way Ticket, Good-Bye-
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart-
Misterioso-
Melancholia-

* Olufsen Records (D) DOCD 5184   Horace Parlan/Jan Kaspersen Piano Duo - Joinin' Forces

1997

The Horace Parlan Trio

Horace Parlan, piano; Mads Vinding, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

Focus Recording Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 18 & 19, 1997

Us ThreeBaybridge (J) TECW-25673
Summertime-
Broken Promises-
Solar-
Wild Is The Wind-
Bags Groove-
Fran Dance-
Little Esther-
Billy's Bossa-
Have You Met Miss Jones?-
Blues For H.P.-

* Baybridge (J) TECW-25673; M&I (J) MYCJ-30280   The Horace Parlan Trio - We Three

1998

The Horace Parlan Trio

Horace Parlan, piano; Jesper Lundgaard, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

Focus Recording Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17 & 18, 1998

Time On My HandsM&I (J) MYCJ-30018
Kojo No Tsuki-
I'll Close My Eyes-
Party Time-
Never Let Me Go-
Wave-
Return Engagement-
Arrival-
Darn That Dream-
No Greater Love-

* M&I (J) MYCJ-30018, MYCJ-30269, MYCJ-30625   The Horace Parlan Trio

1999

Horace Parlan Solo

Horace Parlan, piano.

Focus Recording Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, January 14 & 15, 1999

Parker's MoodStoryville (D) STCD 4233
Broken Promises-
Two Sleepy People-
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
Deja Vu-
Time For Love-
Three Little Words-
Blood Count-
I Waited For You-
Make Me A Pallet On The Floor-
Deep River-
Pannonica-
Melancholia-

* Storyville (D) STCD 4233   Horace Parlan - Voyage Of Rediscovery

2001 (age 70)

Horace Parlan Trio Featuring Staffan William-Olsson

Horace Parlan, piano; Mads Vinding, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums; featuring Staffan William-Olsson, guitar.

September, 2001

Moonlight SerenadeLeafage Jazz (J) PCCY-30033
Liebestraume-
Crazy-
The Winner Takes It All-
See For Yourself-
This Guy's In Love With You-
One For The Boss-
Party Time-
Norma-
Don't Get Around Much Anymore-
Stardust-

* Leafage Jazz (J) PCCY-30033   Horace Parlan Trio Featuring Staffan William-Olsson - Behind The Blues

2003

Horace Parlan Trio

Horace Parlan, piano; Jesper Lundgaard, double bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.

Horace Parlan residence, Rude, Denmark, December, 2003

Like Someone In LoveStunt (D) STUCD 04102
Don't Take Your Love From Me-
Thinking Of You-
Theme For Ernie-
For Heaven's Sake-
Everything Happens To Me-
Love And Peace-
Everytime We Say Goodbye-
Blues For H.P.-
Nobody Knows You When You Are Down And Out-

* Stunt (D) STUCD 04102   Horace Parlan, Jesper Lundgaard, Ed Thigpen - Relaxin' With Horace

2007

Horace Parlan Trio

Christina Von Bulow, alto sax; Horace Parlan, piano; Jesper Lundgaard, double bass.

Horace Parlan residence, Rude, Denmark, March 28 & 29 & May 22, 2007

Little EstherStunt (D) STUCD 07112
My Little Brown Book-
Party Time-
Things We Did Last Summer-
Quietude-
Everything Happens To Me-
Fran Dance-
Lotus Blossom-

* Stunt (D) STUCD 07112   Horace Parlan Trio - My Little Brown Book