Horace Parlan: Wadin'

Track

Wadin'

Artist

Horace Parlan (piano)

CD

Speakin’ My Piece (EMI TOCJ-6615)

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Musicians:

Horace Parlan (piano), Stanley Turrentine (tenor sax), Tommy Turrentine (trumpet),

George Tucker (bass), Al Harewood (drums)

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Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., July 14, 1960

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Rating: 80/100 (learn more)

“Wadin’” resembles many of the instrumental blues performances on the Blue Note recordings of its day. Taken at a medium tempo, it features a simple riff-based melody that serves as a springboard for a series of earthy hard-bop solos by Parlan and the Turrentine brothers. Bassist George Tucker’s booming tone is especially effective and Stanley Turrentine’s gripping improvisation is, as usual, intensely soulful.

Reviewer: David Franklin

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