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Horace Parlan was in “A Happy Frame Of Mind” when recording this album

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The listeners will only be in a “Happy Frame of Mind” when listening to this bona fide classic 1963 album by a bunch of colorful creative jazz musicians, a great combinations! Horace Parlan leads the band on piano and as the album cover exhibits, you have Johnny Coles (Trumpet), Booker Ervin (Tenor), Grant Green (Guitar), Butch Warren (Bass) and my favorite drummer jazz drummer Billy Higgins. “Happy Frame of Mind” is guaranteed to pick your spirits up and make your day, enjoy!

About the album:

Wicked work by pianist Horace Parlan — and one of his most stunning Blue Note sessions ever!  The album was first recorded in 1963, but then kept on the shelf for years — seeing only brief release as part of a Booker Ervin package in the late 70s, and finally coming out with the proper cover and lineup at some point in the 80s!  Why Blue Note waited so long is a mystery, because the album’s a gem throughout — almost more important, and more starkly modern than any of Parlan’s other work for the label.  Booker Ervin leads the frontline on tenor, alongside Johnny Coles on trumpet, Grant Green on guitar, and the rhythm section of Butch Warren and Billy Higgins.  Parlan’s choice of material is fantastic….Read More

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