FORFOLKS by JEFF PARKER

SKU121127
ArtistJEFF PARKER
TitleFORFOLKS
LabelINTERNATIONAL ANTHEM RECORDING COMPANY
Catalog #IARC 0052LP
Genre
ReleaseW 49 - 2021
FormatVinyl - EULP
EAN Barcode789993991952
Import
 € 26,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Off Om
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/iarc_0052lp_forfolks/sf855368-01-01-01.mp3
  2. Four Folks
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/iarc_0052lp_forfolks/sf855368-01-01-02.mp3
  3. My Ideal
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/iarc_0052lp_forfolks/sf855368-01-01-03.mp3
  4. Suffolk
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/iarc_0052lp_forfolks/sf855368-01-01-04.mp3
  5. Flour Of Fur
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/iarc_0052lp_forfolks/sf855368-01-02-01.mp3
  6. Ugly Beauty
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/iarc_0052lp_forfolks/sf855368-01-02-02.mp3
  7. Excess Success
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/iarc_0052lp_forfolks/sf855368-01-02-03.mp3
  8. La Jetee
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/iarc_0052lp_forfolks/sf855368-01-02-04.mp3

Description

Jeff Parker’s Forfolks — a new album of solo guitar works — was recorded by Graeme Gibson at Sholo Studio in Altadena, California (aka Jeff’s house) over two days in June 2021. It includes interpretations of Thelonious Monk’s “Ugly Beauty” and the standard “My Ideal,” plus six original compositions including "Four Folks," "La Jetée" (a tune he recorded with Tortoise in 1998), and four totally new loop-driven, stratiform works that marry melodic improvisation with electronic textures.  
 
“It’s a particular thing to hear Jeff play solo,” writes veteran Chicago musician and longtime Parker collaborator Matthew Lux in his liner notes for Forfolks. “He is an unusually selfless improviser, oftentimes laying out and highlighting the contributions of his band mates... On this recording, however, he is by himself, joined only by his own ideas, looped or frozen, to flesh out the music he’s creating in his mind. Hearing him craft entire sound worlds on these eight selections gives us an opportunity to really see how Parker orders sound.” 
 
Forfolks  follows  Parker’s  critically  acclaimed  2020  record  Suite  for  Max  Brown,  which Pitchfork  called  an  “effortlessly  detailed  album,  full  of  tradition  and  experimentation  that spans generations ... It lives at the vanguard of new jazz music.” The album went on to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Chart.

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