“Momentos Alhambra Jazz” AARON PARKS & LITTLE BIG (Pase único)
“Aaron Parks Little Big” fue lanzado el viernes 19 de octubre de 2018 a través de “Rope a dope Select”. Fans y críticos están entusiasmados con el álbum.
El single debut “Kid” aparece en “The State Of Jazz” de Spotify y en “The A-List” en las listas de reproducción de Apple Music.
Aaron Parks – PIANO
Greg Tuohey – GUITAR
DJ Ginyard – BASS
Tommy Crane – DRUMS
Formado en una triple licenciatura en Matemáticas, Informática y Música, Aaron Parks recala finalmente en Nueva York para estudiar en la Manhattan School of Music. En su último año de estudios fue fichado, con solo 18 años, por el magistral trompetista y cinco veces premio Grammy Terence Blanchard, con el que giraría y grabaría en cinco ocasiones.
Engrosar las filas de semejante mentor fue el mejor escaparate para su lucimiento. Con una sólida reputación a sus espaldas, su juventud no fue obstáculo para que grabase a su nombre a los 24 para el prestigioso sello Blue Note. ECM, otra discográfica de cabecera, pero orientada a la otra orilla del jazz, publicaba su trabajo Arborescenceen 2013, un registro intimista con influencias de pianistas como Keith Jarrett o Paul Bley.
“Aaron Parks Little Big” was released Friday October 19th, 2018 via Rope a dope Select and fans and critics alike are excited about the album of new original material.
The debut single “Kid” is featured on Spotify’s “The State Of Jazz” and Apple Music’s “The A-List playlists”.
Pianist Aaron Parks released his Blue Note debut “Invisible Cinema” at the age of 25 following three Blue Note releases with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. The BBC declared it “one of the great albums of 2008.” Jazz Times hailed him as “a new visionary.” The San Jose Mercury News named his “Alive in Japan” release as their 2013 Top Jazz Album of the year. He has released two albums on ECM including a solo piano album and a trio record featuring Billy Hart and Ben Street.
Little Big, the new band from pianist/composer Aaron Parks, could in some ways be seen as a continuation of the trajectory set on his 2008 record “Invisible Cinema,” with a deeper commitment to melodic songwriting, modern rhythms, and immersive storytelling. With members Greg Tuohey (guitar), DJ Ginyard (electric bass), and Tommy Crane (drums) bringing their experiences not only from jazz and improvised music but also electronica, R&B, indie pop, alt-country, and much more, this is genre-fluid music which creates a world of its own.
Parks has performed and recorded with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dhafer Youssef, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott, and Marcus Miller, among others. He is also a founding member of James Farm with Joshua Redman, Matt Penman and Eric Harland. His latest project “Aaron Parks & Little Big” debuted in 2018.
Pianist Aaron Parks is a forward-thinking jazz musician who came to the public’s attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Born in Seattle, Washington, Parks began playing piano at a young age and by the time he was 14 had enrolled in an early entrance degree program at the University of Washington.
Originally, Parks pursued both science and music degrees; however, his prodigious talent won out and by age 16 he had transferred to the Manhattan School of Music. While there, he studied with noted pianist Kenny Barron and received several competitive accolades, including being named the 2001 Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association. At age 18 he joined Blanchard’s ensemble and subsequently recorded four albums with the veteran trumpeter, including 2003’s Bounce, 2005’s Flow, the soundtrack to the 2006 Spike Lee film Inside Man, and Blanchard’s 2007 Grammy-winning opus A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina).
Besides playing with Blanchard, Parks has performed with a variety of artists including trumpeter Christian Scott, drummer Kendrick Scott, vocalist Gretchen Parlato, and others. Parks has released several albums under his own name, including his 2008 Blue Note debut, Invisible Cinema. Parks, who has also recorded with Christian Scott, Kendrick Scott, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Kurt Rosenwinkel, was an integral part of the James Farm Quartet with Joshua Redman, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland. Nonesuch released their self-titled album in 2011. The pianist subsequently signed to ECM and released the solo piano offering Arborescence in the fall of 2013. He also made sideman appearances on Will Vinson’s Live at Smalls and Yeahwon Shin’s Lua Ya, and Live in Japan with his own trio of Thomas Morgan and RJ Miller. It was recorded on the pianist’s phone during a show and released for free on his Bandcamp page. Find the Way, his sophomore label date for ECM, was issued in late spring of 2017. It featured bassist Ben Street and drummer Billy Hart in the rhythm section and was inspired in part (according to Parks) by the music of Alice Coltrane and Shirley Horn (for whom Hart played); both of whom prioritized space and subtlety in composition and improvisation.
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