What our staff has to say: “Peaceful and clever solo guitar works from the versatile Jeff Parker. He layers an array of guitar techniques to create a calming yet engaging listening experience. Perfect to listen to during that time of the evening when you’re winding down but not totally ready to sleep yet.” – Hannah
Jeff Parker’s Forfolks – a new album of solo guitar works – features interpretations of Thelonious Monk’s “Ugly Beauty” and the standard “My Ideal,” plus six original compositions including “Four Folks” (a tune first written by Parker and recorded in 1995) and “La Jetée” (a tune he recorded with Isotope 21 7 in 1997 and with Tortoise in 1998). The four totally new original compositions are loop-driven, stratiform works that marry melodic improvisation with electronic textures. The album was recorded by Graeme Gibson at Sholo Studio in Altadena, California (aka Jeff’s house) over two days in June 2021.
Leon Johnson has spent his share of time in airports. Growing up in a veritable Civil Rights dynasty, the now Indianapolis-based multi-instrumentalist and composer traveled frequently as a child, [...]