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Jeff Parker
The Relatives
Thrill Jockey
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Release Date
November 16, 2005


Press Release

Jeff Parker is a lauded guitarist in rock, jazz and experimental music. Acclaimed for ground-breaking work with Tortoise, Isotope 217 and Chicago Underground, and as a collaborator with artists like Joshua Redman, Fred Anderson and Joey DeFrancesco. He is one of the undisputed rising stars of contemporary jazz. ‘The Relatives’, his 2004 sophomore album as leader, was included on numerous year-end Best Of lists, including The Wire, Magnet and The Guardian. In the years since its release, ‘The Relatives’ has proved to be a revered pillar in the pantheon of Parker’s ever- expanding music. Listening to the sheer breadth of the musical landscapes traversed throughout the album, there’s no mistaking why Parker is one of the most lauded players and sought after collaborators today. Recorded with John McEntire at the legendary SOMA Studio (Yo La Tengo, Hamid Drake, Nobukazu Takemura, Jim O’Rourke). Jeff Parker has been featured on the cover of The Wire magazine and appeared in Jazz Times, Jazziz as a solo artist and in everything from Rolling Stone and Spin to The New York Times and The New Yorker with groups he has worked with. ‘The Relatives’ features Sam Barsheshet, Chris Lopes and Chad Taylor, who’ve also worked together in the Jeff Parker Trio and Chicago Underground Orchestra. As a composer, Parker has scored several documentaries and contributed music to feature films and video games.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Istanbul 3:21 Buy
  2. 2 Mannerisms 6:03 Buy


  3. 3 Sea Change 3:27 Buy

    Sea Change

  4. 4 When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You 6:24 Buy

    When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You

  5. 5 Beanstalk 3:21 Buy
  6. 6 The Relative 5:55 Buy

    The Relative

  7. 7 Toy Boat 4:57 Buy
  8. 8 Rang 6:57 Buy

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