Octopus by Parker Abbott Trio
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Drawbars-and-all good time grooving going on here.
About the Album
The Parker Abbott Trio is a keyboard-centric group of Toronto-based musicians exploring the intersections between two pianists and a drummer—and using a huge sonic palette to do so. Beginning in 2010 with the piano duo of Teri Parker (Idioteque, Teri Parker Quartet) and Simeon Abbott (Danielle Duval, DO!), the group was expanded into its current trio formation in 2011 with the addition of percussive powerhouse Mark Segger (Kyle Brenders Quartet, See Through Quintet). Using a plethora of keyboard instruments and a pan-stylistic approach to composition and improvisation, the trio has created an utterly original, multi-faceted jazz sound that has been called “an ethereal wonderland of sound and texture” (Brent Black, criticaljazz.com). Their newest album, Elevation, is an introspective and uplifting sonic journey full of indomitable tunes that swing, shuffle, simmer, and blaze. The Parker Abbott Trio is a peerless group, and Elevation is sure to be one of the year's highlights for original, forward-thinking instrumental music. The album will be released this October, with a Canadian tour to follow. More information: http://parkerabbotttrio.com/
Everyday Grey; Octopus; Nothing Left to Eat; Disclosure; Elevation; Apartment; Nidra; Zinnia; Gregory; Maybe.
Teri Parker: piano, Nord Electro; MicroKorg; Mopho x4; glockenspiel; melodica; Simeon Abbott: piano; Hammond B-3; Nord Electro; MicroKorg; Moog Sub Phatty; Microbrute. Mark Segger: drums.
- Elevation by Dan McClenaghan
September 4, 2016
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