Jeff Parker & The New Breed
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Jeff Parker & The New Breed

Jun 12
Joe Henderson Lab

“A master of soulful phrasing” (JazzTimes), Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker brings his funky, deep-groove New Breed project to the Bay Area for the first time. Though often associated with the avant-garde and the fringes of the rock scene, the Chicago-raised, Los Angeles-based Parker is a chameleon, integrating his liquid tone and melodicism into work with the Brian Blade Fellowship, Makaya McCraven, the Scott Amendola Band, Carmen Lundy, Isotope 217, and the Chicago Underground Quartet, and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, among others.

He’s been a member of the highly influential Chicago post-rock unit Tortoise for two decades, contributing to five of their studio albums and touring the world numerous times. Parker’s 2016 International Anthem release, The New Breed, marries a decidedly 1970s slow-jam funk vibe with a cinematic scope, mixing samples and layered arrangements that suggest the classic Blue Note soul-jazz albums of the era and the evocative soundtracks of landmark 70s urban crime movies balanced with influences of hip-hop production. Eminent critic Nate Chinen listed the album among his Top 10 of the year in The New York Times. Parker and his band will be performing music from The New Breed in addition to material from their upcoming album.

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Parker and his band will be performing music from The New Breed in addition to material from their upcoming album.

A master of soulful phrasing, fluent but never flashy, and tends to present himself as the straight man in musical situations that could tilt in any direction-toward loopy grandeur, or growly delirium, or deep-in-the-pocket groove.

JazzTimes

A master of soulful phrasing, fluent but never flashy, and tends to present himself as the straight man in musical situations that could tilt in any direction-toward loopy grandeur, or growly delirium, or deep-in-the-pocket groove.

JazzTimes

Personnel

Jeff Parker guitar
Josh Johnson alto saxophone & keyboards
Paul Bryan bass & synthesizer
Makaya McCraven drums & sampler

There are certain artists that you know you can always count on. Guitarist Jeff Parker is one of those artists.

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Personnel

Jeff Parker guitar
Josh Johnson alto saxophone & keyboards
Paul Bryan bass & synthesizer
Makaya McCraven drums & sampler

There are certain artists that you know you can always count on. Guitarist Jeff Parker is one of those artists.

All About Jazz

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