Aaron Parks Invisible Cinema
- Released: January 13, 2009
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Blue Note
Down Beat - p.913 stars out of 5 -- "There's an uncluttered quality to his writing as well as his playing; his chords are spare, his improvisations clean and unhurried..."
JazzTimes - p.68"[A] genuinely distinctive, vividly arranged small-combo session....Parks' flair for evoking a cinematic slant is evident throughout..."
- 2.Peaceful Warrior
- 4.Riddle Me This
- 5.Into the Labyrinth
- 7.Roadside Distraction
- 8.Harvesting Dance
Personnel: Aaron Parks (piano, Mellotron, keyboards, glockenspiel).
Audio Mixer: Dave Darlington.
Recording information: Brooklyn Recording, Brooklyn, NY; ObliqSound Studio.
Pianist Aaron Parks made his Blue Note debut with 2008's INVISIBLE CINEMA, a 10-track set in an impressionistic post-bop vein. Flanked by drummer Eric Harland, guitarist Mike Moreno, and bassist Matt Penman, Parks employs the elegant, fluid, often progressive style that brought him notice as a member of Terence Blanchard's group, yet the sound here is all Parks's own. This is gorgeous, finely sculpted contemporary jazz that harnesses top-notch group interplay, offsetting the often intricate melodies with restraint and space for a thoroughly absorbing listening experience.
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