aaron parks

Dayna Stephens – Reminiscent

(Criss Cross Jazz CRISS 1377CD) If you like saxophones, particularly two interweaving in ever-interesting harmonies, then look no further. Not only is Dayna Stephens a strong, lyrical player on tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones, but he has as a featured… Read More ›

James Farm – City Folk

(Nonesuch Records 545186) James Farm is something of a jazz supergroup, bringing together saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland, all leaders in their own right. I must confess I found the band’s first… Read More ›

CD review: James Farm

James Farm (Nonesuch) Saxophonist Joshua Redman, double bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland have all worked together in the SFJAZZ Collective; pianist Aaron Parks used Penman and Harland as his rhythm team for his first album for Blue Note,… Read More ›

CD reviews: 24-11-08

Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia, Tommy Smith: Live At Belleville (ECM) **** The majority of this live disc comprises Norwegian bassist Andersen’s Independency suite written to mark the centenary of Norway’s liberation from union with Sweden. In Birmingham we were lucky… Read More ›