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A gently swirling pitter-patter of good taste.
In The Past is the debut album from Toronto-based jazz pianist Teri Parker. The album is a collection of instrumental songs; from nostalgic and mellow to rhythmically driving and harmonically adventurous, and the song titles allude to characters or places in novels that inspired many of the compositions. Majnoun for example is the name of the central character in the novel Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis. Many of these songs were written during an extremely inspired period in Parker’s life, when she was living in New York City, and studying with some incredible musicians; Aaron Goldberg, Guillermo Klein, Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. The album mixes acoustic and electric timbres, drawing from both traditional and contemporary jazz styles, with a bit of rock sprinkled in. The band has been together since 2012, developing their sound over years into what you hear today on this album. In addition to leading her own band, Teri Parker is the co-leader of the Parker Abbott Trio, who have released three albums, and toured extensively across Canada. She is also a member of Idioteque, Canada’s Radiohead Tribute Band. In the Past will be officially released on Friday, October 20th
Majnoun; Summer City; On the Farm; Oy, Regy; Alexandria; Taurus Blues; Delft; In the Future; Strange Dreams; Chromo; Ghost of Time; Saturn
Teri Parker: Piano, Rhodes, Mopho; Allison Au: Alto Saxophone; Mark Godfrey: Acoustic & Electric Bass, Mopho; Mackenzie Longpre: Drums
September 25, 2017
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