A Portait of Horace Parlan
Jazz pianist Horace Parlan relfects on his life in jazz from his Danish care-home.
In 1931, during the Depression, an unknown young black woman took her new-born son to a Pittsburgh orphanage. And so began jazz pianist Horace Parlan´s life. At the age of five, he was struck by polio and lost the use of three fingers on his right hand, yet somehow, against the odds, he managed a long career as a professional musician.