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)

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]


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]


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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