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HORACE PARLAN BY HORACE PARLAN

USA, 2000 (MIFF 2001, Mooks Backbeat – Music on Film)

Director: Don McGlynn

Best known for his collaborations with Charles Mingus, Roland Kirk and Dexter Gordon, Horace Parian's life story is extraordinary. Don McGlynns intimate portrait of the pianist is comprised of a combination of revealing interviews about Parian's fascinating life. McGlynn captures every stage of Parian's career then segues seamlessly into timeless piano compositions. The director captures the tremendous versatility and unique qualities of this shamefully under-documented artist.

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