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My Little Brown Book

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Pianist Horace Parlan is literally at home during the three sessions which make up My Little Brown Book. Joined by bassist Jesper Lundgaard a frequent collaborator and alto saxophonist Christina von Bülow, he is in great form throughout these intimate performances, consisting of originals, standards and jazz compositions by other greats. His jubilant "Little Esther" and saucy blues "Party Time" feature Lundgaard's walking bass with von Bülow taking center stage with her mellow solos while Parlan playfully detours into a Monk-like dissonance on the latter piece. The leader sounds very relaxed playing old favorites like the bittersweet standard "Everything Happens to Me" and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Pianist Horace Parlan is literally at home during the three sessions which make up My Little Brown Book. Joined by bassist Jesper Lundgaard a frequent collaborator and alto saxophonist Christina von Bülow, he is in great form throughout these intimate performances, consisting of originals, standards and jazz compositions by other greats. His jubilant "Little Esther" and saucy blues "Party Time" feature Lundgaard's walking bass with von Bülow taking center stage with her mellow solos while Parlan playfully detours into a Monk-like dissonance on the latter piece. The leader sounds very relaxed playing old favorites like the bittersweet standard "Everything Happens to Me" and Billy Strayhorn's lush "Lotus Blossom." His loping treatment of "Fran Dance" revives a gem from the '50s that has only been sporadically played since it was recorded by Miles Davis. Highly recommended!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Stunt
  • UPC: 663993071121
  • Catalog Number: 7112
  • Sales rank: 174,002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Little Esther - Horace Parlan Trio (6:54)
  2. 2 My Little Brown Book - Horace Parlan Trio (9:33)
  3. 3 Party Time - Horace Parlan Trio (7:46)
  4. 4 Things We Did Last Summer - Horace Parlan Trio (8:31)
  5. 5 Quietude - Horace Parlan Trio (6:34)
  6. 6 Everything Happens to Me - Horace Parlan Trio (6:40)
  7. 7 Fran Dance - Horace Parlan Trio (7:51)
  8. 8 Lotus Blossom - Horace Parlan Trio (10:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Horace Parlan Primary Artist, Piano
Jesper Lundgaard Double Bass
Christina Von Bülow Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Matt Dennis Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Jesper Lundgaard Producer, Engineer
Lars Pedersen Artwork
Ray Pitts Liner Notes
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Peter Littauer Executive Producer
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