Horace Parlan and Svend Asmussen

Horace Parlan, a jazz pianist who suffered from polio as a child, and overcame the limited use of his right hand to develop a distinctive style, recently died at the age of 86. In Pittsburgh at the age of 5, Parlan acquired polio and was partially paralyzed on his right side. As therapy, he began studying piano. He eventually recovered partial use of three fingers on his right hand … Continue reading Horace Parlan and Svend Asmussen