Photo by Bill Douthart / ECM Records
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Any return of Aaron Parks to Seattle stages carries an air of “the prodigal son” to some of us. But this impressive trio setting – with the iconic drummer Billy Hart and top-flight bassist Ben Street – is epic indeed, especially on the heels of a major new release, Find The Way, on a major global label like ECM.
When the New York Times said that Aaron Parks was, “a step ahead of everyone else,” they were telling the rest of the world what we already knew. Seattle was fortunate to have Parks around for a couple of years as he dealt with his college education, roughly between the ages of 15 and about 17. When he was 18, in 2001, Parks took first place in the American Jazz Pianist Competition, and has since embarked on a musical career marked by technical brilliance and visionary artistry.
His first ECM release, the solo Aborescence, was praised by JazzTimes as “expansive, impressionistic…like a vision quest.” Find The Way, behind which this trio tours, brings Parks’ remarkable facility into harmony with his quest for beauty, and enhances it sublimely in the hands of two of the finest rhythm masters in jazz.
Co-presented with Cornish Presents.