Speakin' My Piece

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Speakin' My Piece
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Studio album by Horace Parlan
Released 1960
Recorded July 14, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 42:52
Label Blue Note
BST 84043
Producer Alfred Lion
Horace Parlan chronology
Us Three
(1960)Us Three1960
Speakin' My Piece
Headin' South
(1960)Headin' South1960

Speakin' My Piece is an album by American jazz pianist Horace Parlan featuring performances recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1960.[1]


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Speakin' My Piece is one of the first albums to find Parlan getting all the ingredients right, from his own subtle playing to soliciting fine contributions of his backing band... a charmingly low-key session".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Horace Parlan except as indicated
  1. "Wadin'" - 6:08
  2. "Up in Cynthia's Room" - 6:20
  3. "Borderline" (Stanley Turrentine) - 6:13
  4. "Rastus" (Tommy Turrentine) - 6:54
  5. "Oh So Blue" (Leon Mitchell) - 7:41
  6. "Speakin' My Piece" - 6:11
  7. "Rastus" [alternate take] (Tommy Turrentine) 6:49 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Oh So Blue" [alternate take] (Mitchell) - 7:41 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed September 21, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T.Allmusic Review accessed September 21, 2010