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Horace Parlan by Horace Parlan

This film was shown at the Mary Pickford Theater at the LOC in 2001. Pianist and composer Horace Parlan is best known for his collaborations with Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp and Dexter Gordon. His compositions are rich and deeply textured, and his playing is all the more remarkable considering that when he was five years old, Parlan contracted polio which constricted the right side of his body. Rough Sea Productions, 2002, 59 minutes. DVD Producer/Director: Don McGlynn.


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