Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

String Theory » Jeff Parker Trio

Space 4 Art
325 15th between J and K
San Diego
$15.00 and $10.00 students
Parking is easy - on the street and at $3.00 parking lots very nearby.

Jeff Parker Trio (Chicago)

This trio has a history. In 1985, Jeff Parker (guitar) and Chris Lopes (bass) met as 18 year old students at Berklee College of Music, and have been playing together ever since. In 1988, they founded a band called The Last Kwartet, and moved to Chicago where Lopes was the original bassist in the influential Chicago group Isotope 217 as well as the Chicago Underground Orchestra. Shortly thereafter they met up with a young Chad Taylor (drums), and the triangle was created. The fruits of this long musical journey can be found on Jeff Parker’s albums Like-Coping, The Relatives (Thrill Jockey) and Bright Light In Winter (Delmark). This trio examines our post-modern musical universe via tuneful compositions by all three members, and an elastic, dynamic approach to improvisation and group interplay -- rooted in our familiar musical traditions, but also searching for the new ones. The concert at Fresh Sound Music Series will include selections from each of the trio’s releases.

Reviews of their latest, Bright Light In Winter:

"An astoundingly tuneful album from Jeff Parker, who continues to be one of the more thought-provoking guitarists of his generation. Just plain beautiful at times." -Bird Gets The Worm

"a stunning cohesion and group identity to the album. 4 stars." -Down Beat Magazine

"sublime...a cohesive entity that is much more than just the sum of its parts." -- All About Jazz

"Elegant and understated...an airy, intoxicating trip." -- Time Out Chicago

"In the best way, this is lounge music for the smart set...a comfort zone you don't want to leave." -- Lloyd Sachs, Jazz Espress and Chicago Sun-Times Jazz critic