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GUITARIST JEFF PARKER'S
THE NEW BREED FEATURED IN NUMEROUS BEST OF 2016 LISTS
(click logos below to see corresponding top 10 list)
 
 
Photo of Jeff Parker by Jim Newberry
 
 
Guitarist Jeff Parker (a longtime fixture in the Chicago new-Jazz scene, and a member of the seminal group Tortoise) released his album, The New Breed (International Anthem) over the summer to a host of celebration at the time, from The New York Times, The Wall St Journal, Aquarium Drunkard, NPR, and many more. This week, as the Best-Of lists were announced, Parker's record was included in The New York Times' critic Nate Chinen's Top 10 Albums of The Year and NPR's Top 100 Songs of 2016, as well as the Jazz Standard's Best Album's of 2016. 
 
 
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Previous Praise For Jeff Parker's The New Breed 
"As if Grant Green were playing for dancers against a James Brown groove in a small club." - Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

"Mr. Parker’s guitar work is nuanced and complex, and the music spans an impressive amount of musical territory with deep and varied grooves." 
Martin Johnson, The Wall Street Journal 

“Steeped with humid funk and hazy electronics that reflect Parker’s exposure to Los Angeles’s improvisation-friendly beat scene.”
 – Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times

"he made the perfect jazz album."
Ron Hart, The NY Observer

"It’s a killer record — one of our most listened to of the year"
- Jason Woodbury, Aquarium Drunkard 

“This is a wonderful and very special album, with a wonderful and strange cover. It’s just great what this guy's put together, I've never heard a sensibility quite like it.”
 Iggy Pop on BBC 6

"Jeff Parker‘s The New Breed is timeless"
-Jazz Standard,Best of 2016

“brilliant from start to finish.”
– Dusty Groove
 
 
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