On Tuesday, in my post on pianist Horace Parlan and his solo recordings, I mentioned that he now lives in a care facility in Denmark. Guy Jones in Stockholm sent along the following email with more information:
"My understanding is that Horace Parlan isn't physically up to playing these days. He's living in a nursing home in Denmark and, although he's blind and wheelchair-bound, he goes to the occasional local gig. The photo (above) was taken in November 2015 in the green room of Copenhagen's Jazzhus Montmartre at a concert by the Harry Allen-Jan Lundgren Quartet. From left to right, the quartet members standing behind Parlan are Jan Lundgren (piano, Sweden); Kristian Leth (drums, Denmark); and Hans Backenroth (bass, Sweden). Harry took the photo, but as you can see, the interior light was tough."
Then Jimi Mentis in Athens sent along a link to the full DVD of Horace Parlan on Horance Parlan. Here's the interview...
Guy Jones sent a link to the BBC's A Portrait of Horace Parlan, an illuminating and touching audio interview (go here).
JazzWax reels. To buy the DVD Horace Parlan on Horace Parlan, go here.
A special thanks to Guy Jones and Jimi Mentis.