Home is Africa

I found this song on pianist Horace Parlan’s Happy Frame of Mind.  I love his unique bluesy style, but he is underappreciated today, partly because after cutting this album in 1963 he grew disillusioned with the jazz scene and with American politics in general.  This was Horace’s last recording before he moved to Denmark.  It features his former Mingus bandmate Booker Ervin and future Mingus sideman Johnny Coles, each underrated talents in their own right.  The tune is by bassist Ronnie Boykins, who is not on the record.

Home Is Africa

Home Is Africa

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