Up & Down (album)

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Up & Down
Up & Down (album).jpg
Studio album by Horace Parlan
Released 1961
Recorded June 18, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 44:54
Label Blue Note
BST 84082
Producer Alfred Lion
Horace Parlan chronology
On the Spur of the Moment
(1961)On the Spur of the Moment1961
Up & Down
Happy Frame of Mind
(1963)Happy Frame of Mind1963

Up & Down is the fourth album by American jazz pianist Horace Parlan featuring performances recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
4/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "it finds Parlan at a peak, and in many ways, coming into his own as a pianist and a leader".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Horace Parlan except as indicated
  1. "The Book's Beat" (Booker Ervin) - 9:50
  2. "Up and Down" - 6:11
  3. "Fugee" (George Tucker) - 7:04
  4. "The Other Part of Town" (Grant Green) - 11:40
  5. "Lonely One" (Babs Gonzales) - 4:06
  6. "Light Blue" (Tommy Turrentine) - 6:03
  7. "Fugee" [alternate take] (Tucker) - 7:01 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed September 22, 2010
  2. ^ Down Beat:June 6, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 13
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T.Allmusic Review accessed September 22, 2010