Horace Parlan, jazz pianist who overcame disability, dies at 86
Horace Parlan, a jazz pianist who overcame limited use of his right hand to develop a distinctive punchy style that made him a stalwart of the hard-bop movement of the 1950s and 1960s and a notable collaborator with such stars as Charles Mingus and Dexter Gordon, died Feb. 23 at a nursing home in Naestved, Denmark. He was 86.
The death was confirmed by Danish jazz scholar Frank Buchmann-Moller. Mr. Parlan, who had lost his eyesight in recent years, had a variety illnesses, including diabetes.