Horace Parlan had his greatest band in 1960 when he teamed up with bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood. The trio's communication was so telepathic that they often sounded like one mind playing three instruments. Parlan's gentle yet hard-swinging chordal style had gained passion and intensity during his two years with the always demanding Charles Mingus.
The memorable brand of bluesy soul jazz played by Parlan's trio was infectious and irresistible, with their Blue Note recordings finding the classic group at its zenith. Inspired on Headin' South by the addition of Ray Barretto's congas, the group's soulful interpretations of superior standards and originals sound unlike any other ensemble. In addition Headin' South, one of Horace Parlan's greatest recordings, is heard for the first time in such brilliant and impeccable sound.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.See more Horace Parlan records here