Spirited hard-bop set with Thad Jones and Eddie Harris
J. Levinson | Media, PA USA | 06/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ex-patriate pianist Horace Parlan and a couple of talented Scandinavians (bassist Jesper Lundgaard and drummer Aage Tanggaard) support Thad Jones and Eddie Harris on this spirited hard bop set from 1984. Jones sticks to mellow-toned flugelhorn and is in fine form on one of his final high-quality small-group sessions. Harris is also at his boppish best here on tenor, and Parlan seems inspired by the company. The quintet performs two of Parlan's originals, a couple of obscurities, John Lewis' "Afternoon In Paris" and Bud Powell's "Oblivion.""