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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 ParlanĀ“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.

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