Jeff Parker (musician)

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Jeff Parker
Born (1967-04-04) April 4, 1967 (age 51)
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Genres Jazz, experimental, post-rock, free jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Labels Delmark, Atavistic
Associated acts Tortoise, (AACM)
Website www.jeffparkersounds.com

Jeff Parker (born April 4, 1967) is an American jazz and rock guitarist based in Los Angeles.[1][2][3] Parker is best known as an experimental musician, working with avant-garde electronic, rock, and improvisational groups.

Parker plays guitar in the post-rock group Tortoise[4] and was a founding member of Isotope 217 and the Chicago Underground Trio in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and has worked with George Lewis, Ernest Dawkins, Brian Blade, Joshua Redman, Fred Anderson, and Jason Moran.[5] He has released four solo albums: Like-Coping, The Relatives, Bright Light in Winter, and The New Breed.[6]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

With Tortoise[edit]

  • TNT (Thrill Jockey, 1998)
  • In the Fishtank (In the Fishtank, 1999)
  • Standards (Thrill Jockey, 2001)
  • It's All Around You (Thrill Jockey, 2004)
  • The Brave and the Bold (Overcoat, 2006)
  • Beacons of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey, 2009)
  • The Catastrophist (Thrill Jockey, 2016)[8]

References[edit]

F. Holt 2007. "Jeff Parker and the Chicago Jazz Scene." In: Genre in Popular Music. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

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