February 14, 2024 Playlist

Jeff Parker "The New Breed" (2016)
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Jeff Parker "The New Breed"  2016 (USA)
Jazz is still alive! Jeff Parker is a guitar player whose most famous gig was playing in the popular "post-rock" band Tortoise in the 90's-00's, and around then he also had another underground jazz-rock thing going called Isotope 217 along with trumpeter Rob Mazurek. By the 2010's, he had carved his own musical path. The New Breed is a modern jazz masterpiece. His current group (also called The New Breed) has a sound that strongly echoes 1970's jazz fusion and groovy progressive soul (the sound of Jeff's childhood, and "his Dad's music" - the album cover is an old polaroid of his dad.) So there is a clear nostalgia factor, but also the music is composed and performed in a chopped-up, nearly cubist style, that recalls modern hip-hop techniques. Though it is definitely not anything like a rap album either. Since Mr. Parker was in a "post-rock" band, maybe this very original music should be called "post-jazz"?
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request

   
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