Matthew Parrish Recent Recordings

Organic 2016

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Album Produced and Arranged by Matthew Parrish

Ficha técnica:
Produção, Arranjos e baixo acústico - Matthew Parrish
Pianos - Fábio Torres (exceto faixas 5, 10, 11 e 12).
Bateria - Ygor Saunier
Engenheiro de Áudio - Adonias Jr.
Egenheiros de áudio assistentes - Ronaldo Frige e Daniel Tápia
Design Capa: Fábio Farello. Foto de capa: Wagner Kaiowas

Participações especiais:
Guinga (violão faixa 11)
Ricardo Castellanos (piano e bongô, faixa 5)
Vinícius Barros (percussão faixas 2, 3, 5, 7)
Leandro Lui (percussão faixas 10 e 12)

Gravado em Julho /2016 nos Estúdios Trama (São Paulo, Brasil).
Mix e Master: Estúdio Arsis (São Paulo, Brasil).


Spark 2014

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Marianne Solivan - vocals
Xavier Davis - piano
Matthew Parrish - bass
Gregory Hutchinson - drums

Passion, sincerity, energy, originality, courage, joy … these words all came to mind as I listened to the wonderfully engaging music on Spark, Marianne’s second release for Hipnotic Records. Self produced by Solivan, she clearly gave careful consideration to the musical territory she wanted to explore and the musicians she wanted to accompany her on this journey. The stellar trio of Xavier Davis (piano), Mathew Parrish (bass) and Gregory Hutchinson (drums) are beautifully engaged and supportive throughout the entire session.
Liner notes by Lewis Nash

Track listing:


1. Spark
2. Hum Drum Blues
3. First Desire
4. The Lies of Handsome Men
5. Tender as a Rose
6. I Wanna Be Around
7. If I Were to Love You
8. The Dove
9. This Is New
10. On a Clear Night
11. Ooh, What'cha Doin' to Me
12. El Cantante
13. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?



the Need's Got to be Deep 2014

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"Darryl Harper has honed his playing chops over a 30-year career composing and performing on gospel, funk, chamber music and jazz bandstands. He has become distinctly adept at composing and performing music with a virtuosity that mines multiple musical disciplines with a boundless conceptual alchemy, and this virtuosity and vision drives the music on The Need’s Got To Be So Deep. Throughout this album, Harper declares his conceptual, technical, compositional, and historical authority and command, and makes his perspective on what jazz is and its possibilities brilliantly apparent."
--from the album liner notes by Bill Gaskins





Track Listing
Disc 1 1. Tale of a Suburban Cowboy 2. Scrapbook 3. The Side Pipers Jazz Clarinet Quartet 4. Variations 5. Ballad 6. Interlude 8. Spin 9. Not Like This Disc 2 1. The Need’s Got To Be So Deep 2. Postures 3. Anthem for Unity 4. Water Pistol 5. Playtime for Unity Dances fro Outcasts 4. Prodigal Son 5. The Fugitive 6. Prelude and Fuge-Like Woodwind Quintet 4. Bach Corral 5. Pandeirinho 6. Penthex

1st Time 2014

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Harry “Butch” Reed: drums, percussion
Matthew Parrish: acoustic bass
Aaron Graves: piano
Greg Riley: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
E. Shawn Qaissaunee: piano, bass, acoustic guitar




It is one thing to have technique but quite another to possess musicality. These pieces swing with melodious energy echoing the sentiments of the past and the present. It would be easy to make comparisons to more recognized names but Reed's skillful band proves that jazz is an expressive art-form that still thrives heard in the drummer's spacious drum and percussion opening in "Let's Go" and the radiant tenor work of saxophonist Greg Riley in "For You, Joann" as well as Matthew Parrish's powerful bass solo in the soulful "Circle of Love."



Track listing:

1.Let’s Go
2.Wakeup Blues
3.For You JoAnn
4.Edenfred
5.Circle of Love
6.Love’s Secret
7.Dancing in Five
8.You Don’t Say
9.What Time Is It
10.Trip to Africa

Making Memories 2013

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Vana Gierig (piano)
Paquito D'Rivera (clarinet)
Sean Conly (bass)
Matthew Parrish (bass)
Marcello Pellitteri (drums)
Gene Jackson (drums)
Vinicius Barros (percussion)
Jane Hunt (violin)
Wolfram Koessel (cello) 

“Making Memories” is about the enduring quest to create good memories in life. They don’t just happen, but we have to actively do something to ‘make’ them, as they enrich us forever. With music, we are fortunate to experience many uniquely inspired moments with people, audiences and musicians all over the world. Many of these experiences become unforgettable memories that continue to shape and change us. We will cherish these memories for the rest of our lives, as they become invaluable treasures to our heart and soul, making us grow, and remaining with us, always.

This CD is also dedicated to the memory of both – Manfred Knoop, brilliant studio engineer,
musician, long-time friend and production collaborator – as well as my incomparable teacher
Charlie Banacos.



Track listing:

1. Declaration 11:52
2. Making Memories 08:49
3. Texting While Driving 07:42
4. Morning Cadence 08:44
5. The Spell 05:57
6. The Spiraling Spell 06:34
7. Rome 06:06
8. Looking Back 05:56
9. Conversations 07:34

A Reflected Journey 2013

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Tom Goehring: trumpet, flugelhorn
Roger Rosenberg: baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Dave Leohart: piano
Matt Parrish: bass (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8)
Roy Cumming: bass (4, 6, 9)
Paul Wells: drums




A Reflected Journey is a quintet date, but it doesn't have a quintet date feel about it. The man of the hour—trumpeter Tom Goehring—doubles on flugelhorn, and his front line partner, the ever engaging and well-rounded Roger Rosenberg, covers baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone and bass clarinet. With all of those horns in the picture, and a large variety of different pairing possibilities at hand, Goehring's able to paint in diverse fashion from track to track during this nine-song program.


Track listing:

  1. A Reflected Journey
  2. For Beverly
  3. Clarion Call
  4. The Walkdown
  5. Bossa Nova Ova
  6. Old Folks
  7. Con Alma
  8. Grazing In The Grass
  9. Namely You.

Sounds of Silence 2013

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums

The cd features jazz versions of pop hits like “Blackbird” by the Beatles, “Hound Dog” by Elvis, "So Far Away" by Carole King, “Sounds Of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel, and other songs familiar to Boomers and Millennials that aren’t generally done by jazz artists.




Track listing:

1.Blackbird
2.The Look Of Love
3.Sounds Of Silence
4.Georgia
5.You Don't Know Me
6.You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog
7.Besame Mucho
8.So Far Away
9.Moondance
10.Stormy Monday

Arraial do Mundo 2012

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Karine Aguiar, (Vocals)
Vana Gierig (piano)
Ricardo Vogt (guitar)
Matthew Parrish (bass)
Marcello Pellitteri (drums)
Ygor Saunier (drums)

Singer ‘Karine Aguiar’ is the ‘jewel’ in this crown of musicians. She hails from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, where she performs opera and ‘Jungle Jazz’ at the ‘Amazonas Opera House’. A good metaphor for Jungle Jazz is ‘jazz’ is the roots and the vine, while the ‘jungle’ is the leaves, flowers, and tendrils that make the plant unique. Those leaves and tendrils are true to Brazilian Amazonian rhythms and tone. Karine has helped spearhead Jungle Jazz’s popularity in Europe, where she now lives. She has played to a crowd of over 1,500 in Paris where she shared works from her CD, ‘Arraial do Mondo’, a recording with pianist, Vana Gierig. This CD was awarded a Brazilian equivalent of a Grammy in 2014 for ‘Best Brazilian Music Album’.



Track listing:
1 - Porto de Lenha
2 - Meu Baião
3 - Vento 
4 - Fica Comigo
5 - You've Changed
6 - Quem Samba Sabe
7 - Um Tom Para Jobim
8 - The Man I Love
9 - Acalanto
10 - Dia de Festa  
 

the Edinfred Files 2012

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums
Kevin Harris, piano








The Edenfred Files
The Edenfred Files almost sounds like something out of spy fiction, but its meaning is straightforward. In the summer of 2009, clarinetist Darryl Harper spent two weeks in an artist residency program called Edenfred, in Madison, Wisconsin. He used the time to work every day with the two contrasting lineups featured on this CD. What we’re hearing, then, is a précis of the creative adventure that Edenfred represented for all involved.
--from the liner notes by David Adler




Track Listing

1. Blues for Jerry
2. Sirens Calling
3. Spindleshanks
4. Walking With Old Souls
5. Kansas City Line
6. Edenfred
8. After The Rain

Tenor for Two 2011

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Anthony Nelson-Tenor
Oscar Perez-piano
Matthew Parrish-bass
Cecil Brooks III-drums



Indeed he is very much in his element this time around. Surrounded by an outstanding supportive and sensitive rhythm section of Oscar Perez-piano, Matthew Parrish-bass, Cecil Brooks III-drums, Nelson shines. Not only are they some of his closest friends, but he has worked with them in various capacities for several years. In high school he was introduced to Cecil Brooks, he worked with Matthew Parrish (Houston Person's bassist) when they were members of the Regina Carter Quintet & Sextet. Both Cecil and Matthew played on his first cd, "Testament: Live At Cecil's," for the past three years Oscar Perez has been working together in various groupings. Having had so much working experience contributes to the obvious synergy between them. Nelson says, "all of us have been on the bandstand with other groups and scenarios so we kind of have a sense of where each other is coming from."



1.Yes Sir, That's My Baby 
2.Don't Go To Strangers 
3.The Very Thought Of You 
4.Smile 
5.Miss Lady 
6.Lullaby Of The Leaves 
7.Straighten Up And Fly Right 
8.Silly 
9.Good for the Heart 
10.No Words For The Blues 
11.Strossie's Home Cookin' 

Cole Porter 2011

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David Leonhardt piano
Nancy Redd vocals
Larry McKenna sax
Matthew Parrish bass
Paul Wells drums


Cole Porter’s music has been a favorite of jazz musicians for over half a century and with this fresh vivid interpretation David Leonhardt brings together all his formidable talents as arranger, improviser, and band leader to fashion a memorable musical experience.



Track listing:

1.Love For Sale
2.Every Time We Say Goodbye
3.Just One of Those Things
4.Night and Day
5.In the Still of the Night
6.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
7.I've Got you Under My Skin
8.I Concentrate On You
9.It's All Right With Me
10.I Love You
11.All Of You
12.Get Out of Town

Testament 2011

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Anthony Nelson Jr. – tenor and soprano saxophone
Freddie Hendrix – trumpet and flugelhorn
Allyn Johnson – piano
Matthew Parish – bass
Tyshawn Sorey – drums
Cecil Brooks III – drums


Recorded live at Cecil’s Jazz Club and Restaurant in West Orange, NJ
Music:
mda: The album consists of 11 total tracks with a nice mixture of originals and standards.  For a live recording, the engineering is quite good.  A concern with live albums from smaller labels or independent artists is whether they will be able to spend the proper money on recording and mixing.  Anthony Nelson obviously did.


Track listing:

1. Two By Two
2. Elsie
3. He Looked Beyond My Faults
4. Reprise
5. Soul At Rest
6. Beautiful Booga Baby
7. Darn That Dream
8. This Little Light of Mine
9. Polkadots and Moonbeams
10. Misty
11. Paula Danielle
12. Outroduction

Capsule 2010

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Brian Landrus: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, bass flute;
Michael Cain: Rhodes, piano, electric bass;
Nir Felder: guitar;
Matthew Parish: bass;
Rudy Royston: drums. 



On Capsule his second album on his own BlueLand label, baritone saxophonist and reed multi-instrumentalist, Brian Landrus pushes the boundaries of jazz and explores a more fusion-like style inspired by Motown and other related genres.





Track Listing:

1.Striped Phase
2.Like The Wind
3.Beauty
4.I Promise
5.Capsule
6.71 & On The Road
7.Wide Sky
8.Now
 

Bach to the Blues 2009

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Alvester Garnett Drums

In a creative improvisational approach to classical themes The David Leonhardt Jazz Group interprets the Great Composers like you’ve never heard them before. From Beethoven to Aaron Copeland, Bach to Chopin, and Shubert to Erik Satie this fantastic group of jazz improvisers takes the audience on a melodic and rhythmic exploration of these timeless musical themes. Critics and audiences alike are raving about “Bach To The Blues”.
 




1.Prelude in G Major (Bach) 6:32
2.Claire De Lune (Debussy) 5:39
3.Ave Maria (Schubert) 4:18
4.Gymnopedie No. 1 (Erik Satie) 6:44
5.Prelude in A minor (Bach) 4:29
6.Adagio from Pathetique (Beethoven) 6:14
7.Simple Gifts (Copeland- Traditional) 5:01
8.Mazurka in G minor (Chopin) 7:07
9.Prelude in Bb (Bach) 5:34
10.Mazurka in C Major (Chopin) 5:10
11.Canon in D (Pachelbel) 6:04

Stories in Real Time 2009

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Alec Spiegelman, clarinet
Kenny Pexton, clarinet
Brian Landrus, bass clarinet
Marianne Solivan, voice
Lefteris Kordis, piano
Matthew Parrish, bass
Harry "Butch" Reed, drums



Stories in Real Time
"Darryl Harper has always taken the unexpected route. But four clarinets, voice and rhythm section? That’s the sound of surprise that animates Stories In Real Time...a level of high refinement...the simple pleasure of song...stirring...alluring.... " -- from the liner notes by David Adler



Track Listing

1. Bone
2. St. Minim
3.St. Dentwood
4. The Novitiate
5. The Secret
6. We Both Know
7. Magnolia
8. Bliss
9. Tilant, Zare, Nege
10. Pressing
11. Tore Up
12. A Prayer
13. Suite for Jazz

Organic 2016

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Album Produced and Arranged by Matthew Parrish

Ficha técnica:
Produção, Arranjos e baixo acústico - Matthew Parrish
Pianos - Fábio Torres (exceto faixas 5, 10, 11 e 12).
Bateria - Ygor Saunier
Engenheiro de Áudio - Adonias Jr.
Egenheiros de áudio assistentes - Ronaldo Frige e Daniel Tápia
Design Capa: Fábio Farello. Foto de capa: Wagner Kaiowas

Participações especiais:
Guinga (violão faixa 11)
Ricardo Castellanos (piano e bongô, faixa 5)
Vinícius Barros (percussão faixas 2, 3, 5, 7)
Leandro Lui (percussão faixas 10 e 12)

Gravado em Julho /2016 nos Estúdios Trama (São Paulo, Brasil).
Mix e Master: Estúdio Arsis (São Paulo, Brasil).


Spark 2014

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Marianne Solivan - vocals
Xavier Davis - piano
Matthew Parrish - bass
Gregory Hutchinson - drums

Passion, sincerity, energy, originality, courage, joy … these words all came to mind as I listened to the wonderfully engaging music on Spark, Marianne’s second release for Hipnotic Records. Self produced by Solivan, she clearly gave careful consideration to the musical territory she wanted to explore and the musicians she wanted to accompany her on this journey. The stellar trio of Xavier Davis (piano), Mathew Parrish (bass) and Gregory Hutchinson (drums) are beautifully engaged and supportive throughout the entire session.
Liner notes by Lewis Nash

Track listing:


1. Spark
2. Hum Drum Blues
3. First Desire
4. The Lies of Handsome Men
5. Tender as a Rose
6. I Wanna Be Around
7. If I Were to Love You
8. The Dove
9. This Is New
10. On a Clear Night
11. Ooh, What'cha Doin' to Me
12. El Cantante
13. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?



the Need's Got to be Deep 2014

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"Darryl Harper has honed his playing chops over a 30-year career composing and performing on gospel, funk, chamber music and jazz bandstands. He has become distinctly adept at composing and performing music with a virtuosity that mines multiple musical disciplines with a boundless conceptual alchemy, and this virtuosity and vision drives the music on The Need’s Got To Be So Deep. Throughout this album, Harper declares his conceptual, technical, compositional, and historical authority and command, and makes his perspective on what jazz is and its possibilities brilliantly apparent."
--from the album liner notes by Bill Gaskins





Track Listing
Disc 1 1. Tale of a Suburban Cowboy 2. Scrapbook 3. The Side Pipers Jazz Clarinet Quartet 4. Variations 5. Ballad 6. Interlude 8. Spin 9. Not Like This Disc 2 1. The Need’s Got To Be So Deep 2. Postures 3. Anthem for Unity 4. Water Pistol 5. Playtime for Unity Dances fro Outcasts 4. Prodigal Son 5. The Fugitive 6. Prelude and Fuge-Like Woodwind Quintet 4. Bach Corral 5. Pandeirinho 6. Penthex

1st Time 2014

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Harry “Butch” Reed: drums, percussion
Matthew Parrish: acoustic bass
Aaron Graves: piano
Greg Riley: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
E. Shawn Qaissaunee: piano, bass, acoustic guitar




It is one thing to have technique but quite another to possess musicality. These pieces swing with melodious energy echoing the sentiments of the past and the present. It would be easy to make comparisons to more recognized names but Reed's skillful band proves that jazz is an expressive art-form that still thrives heard in the drummer's spacious drum and percussion opening in "Let's Go" and the radiant tenor work of saxophonist Greg Riley in "For You, Joann" as well as Matthew Parrish's powerful bass solo in the soulful "Circle of Love."



Track listing:

1.Let’s Go
2.Wakeup Blues
3.For You JoAnn
4.Edenfred
5.Circle of Love
6.Love’s Secret
7.Dancing in Five
8.You Don’t Say
9.What Time Is It
10.Trip to Africa

Making Memories 2013

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Vana Gierig (piano)
Paquito D'Rivera (clarinet)
Sean Conly (bass)
Matthew Parrish (bass)
Marcello Pellitteri (drums)
Gene Jackson (drums)
Vinicius Barros (percussion)
Jane Hunt (violin)
Wolfram Koessel (cello) 

“Making Memories” is about the enduring quest to create good memories in life. They don’t just happen, but we have to actively do something to ‘make’ them, as they enrich us forever. With music, we are fortunate to experience many uniquely inspired moments with people, audiences and musicians all over the world. Many of these experiences become unforgettable memories that continue to shape and change us. We will cherish these memories for the rest of our lives, as they become invaluable treasures to our heart and soul, making us grow, and remaining with us, always.

This CD is also dedicated to the memory of both – Manfred Knoop, brilliant studio engineer,
musician, long-time friend and production collaborator – as well as my incomparable teacher
Charlie Banacos.



Track listing:

1. Declaration 11:52
2. Making Memories 08:49
3. Texting While Driving 07:42
4. Morning Cadence 08:44
5. The Spell 05:57
6. The Spiraling Spell 06:34
7. Rome 06:06
8. Looking Back 05:56
9. Conversations 07:34

A Reflected Journey 2013

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Tom Goehring: trumpet, flugelhorn
Roger Rosenberg: baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Dave Leohart: piano
Matt Parrish: bass (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8)
Roy Cumming: bass (4, 6, 9)
Paul Wells: drums




A Reflected Journey is a quintet date, but it doesn't have a quintet date feel about it. The man of the hour—trumpeter Tom Goehring—doubles on flugelhorn, and his front line partner, the ever engaging and well-rounded Roger Rosenberg, covers baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone and bass clarinet. With all of those horns in the picture, and a large variety of different pairing possibilities at hand, Goehring's able to paint in diverse fashion from track to track during this nine-song program.


Track listing:

  1. A Reflected Journey
  2. For Beverly
  3. Clarion Call
  4. The Walkdown
  5. Bossa Nova Ova
  6. Old Folks
  7. Con Alma
  8. Grazing In The Grass
  9. Namely You.

Sounds of Silence 2013

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums

The cd features jazz versions of pop hits like “Blackbird” by the Beatles, “Hound Dog” by Elvis, "So Far Away" by Carole King, “Sounds Of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel, and other songs familiar to Boomers and Millennials that aren’t generally done by jazz artists.




Track listing:

1.Blackbird
2.The Look Of Love
3.Sounds Of Silence
4.Georgia
5.You Don't Know Me
6.You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog
7.Besame Mucho
8.So Far Away
9.Moondance
10.Stormy Monday

Arraial do Mundo 2012

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Karine Aguiar, (Vocals)
Vana Gierig (piano)
Ricardo Vogt (guitar)
Matthew Parrish (bass)
Marcello Pellitteri (drums)
Ygor Saunier (drums)

Singer ‘Karine Aguiar’ is the ‘jewel’ in this crown of musicians. She hails from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, where she performs opera and ‘Jungle Jazz’ at the ‘Amazonas Opera House’. A good metaphor for Jungle Jazz is ‘jazz’ is the roots and the vine, while the ‘jungle’ is the leaves, flowers, and tendrils that make the plant unique. Those leaves and tendrils are true to Brazilian Amazonian rhythms and tone. Karine has helped spearhead Jungle Jazz’s popularity in Europe, where she now lives. She has played to a crowd of over 1,500 in Paris where she shared works from her CD, ‘Arraial do Mondo’, a recording with pianist, Vana Gierig. This CD was awarded a Brazilian equivalent of a Grammy in 2014 for ‘Best Brazilian Music Album’.



Track listing:
1 - Porto de Lenha
2 - Meu Baião
3 - Vento 
4 - Fica Comigo
5 - You've Changed
6 - Quem Samba Sabe
7 - Um Tom Para Jobim
8 - The Man I Love
9 - Acalanto
10 - Dia de Festa  
 

the Edinfred Files 2012

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums
Kevin Harris, piano








The Edenfred Files
The Edenfred Files almost sounds like something out of spy fiction, but its meaning is straightforward. In the summer of 2009, clarinetist Darryl Harper spent two weeks in an artist residency program called Edenfred, in Madison, Wisconsin. He used the time to work every day with the two contrasting lineups featured on this CD. What we’re hearing, then, is a précis of the creative adventure that Edenfred represented for all involved.
--from the liner notes by David Adler




Track Listing

1. Blues for Jerry
2. Sirens Calling
3. Spindleshanks
4. Walking With Old Souls
5. Kansas City Line
6. Edenfred
8. After The Rain

Tenor for Two 2011

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Anthony Nelson-Tenor
Oscar Perez-piano
Matthew Parrish-bass
Cecil Brooks III-drums



Indeed he is very much in his element this time around. Surrounded by an outstanding supportive and sensitive rhythm section of Oscar Perez-piano, Matthew Parrish-bass, Cecil Brooks III-drums, Nelson shines. Not only are they some of his closest friends, but he has worked with them in various capacities for several years. In high school he was introduced to Cecil Brooks, he worked with Matthew Parrish (Houston Person's bassist) when they were members of the Regina Carter Quintet & Sextet. Both Cecil and Matthew played on his first cd, "Testament: Live At Cecil's," for the past three years Oscar Perez has been working together in various groupings. Having had so much working experience contributes to the obvious synergy between them. Nelson says, "all of us have been on the bandstand with other groups and scenarios so we kind of have a sense of where each other is coming from."



1.Yes Sir, That's My Baby 
2.Don't Go To Strangers 
3.The Very Thought Of You 
4.Smile 
5.Miss Lady 
6.Lullaby Of The Leaves 
7.Straighten Up And Fly Right 
8.Silly 
9.Good for the Heart 
10.No Words For The Blues 
11.Strossie's Home Cookin' 

Cole Porter 2011

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David Leonhardt piano
Nancy Redd vocals
Larry McKenna sax
Matthew Parrish bass
Paul Wells drums


Cole Porter’s music has been a favorite of jazz musicians for over half a century and with this fresh vivid interpretation David Leonhardt brings together all his formidable talents as arranger, improviser, and band leader to fashion a memorable musical experience.



Track listing:

1.Love For Sale
2.Every Time We Say Goodbye
3.Just One of Those Things
4.Night and Day
5.In the Still of the Night
6.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
7.I've Got you Under My Skin
8.I Concentrate On You
9.It's All Right With Me
10.I Love You
11.All Of You
12.Get Out of Town

Testament 2011

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Anthony Nelson Jr. – tenor and soprano saxophone
Freddie Hendrix – trumpet and flugelhorn
Allyn Johnson – piano
Matthew Parish – bass
Tyshawn Sorey – drums
Cecil Brooks III – drums


Recorded live at Cecil’s Jazz Club and Restaurant in West Orange, NJ
Music:
mda: The album consists of 11 total tracks with a nice mixture of originals and standards.  For a live recording, the engineering is quite good.  A concern with live albums from smaller labels or independent artists is whether they will be able to spend the proper money on recording and mixing.  Anthony Nelson obviously did.


Track listing:

1. Two By Two
2. Elsie
3. He Looked Beyond My Faults
4. Reprise
5. Soul At Rest
6. Beautiful Booga Baby
7. Darn That Dream
8. This Little Light of Mine
9. Polkadots and Moonbeams
10. Misty
11. Paula Danielle
12. Outroduction

Capsule 2010

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Brian Landrus: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, bass flute;
Michael Cain: Rhodes, piano, electric bass;
Nir Felder: guitar;
Matthew Parish: bass;
Rudy Royston: drums. 



On Capsule his second album on his own BlueLand label, baritone saxophonist and reed multi-instrumentalist, Brian Landrus pushes the boundaries of jazz and explores a more fusion-like style inspired by Motown and other related genres.





Track Listing:

1.Striped Phase
2.Like The Wind
3.Beauty
4.I Promise
5.Capsule
6.71 & On The Road
7.Wide Sky
8.Now
 

Bach to the Blues 2009

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Alvester Garnett Drums

In a creative improvisational approach to classical themes The David Leonhardt Jazz Group interprets the Great Composers like you’ve never heard them before. From Beethoven to Aaron Copeland, Bach to Chopin, and Shubert to Erik Satie this fantastic group of jazz improvisers takes the audience on a melodic and rhythmic exploration of these timeless musical themes. Critics and audiences alike are raving about “Bach To The Blues”.
 




1.Prelude in G Major (Bach) 6:32
2.Claire De Lune (Debussy) 5:39
3.Ave Maria (Schubert) 4:18
4.Gymnopedie No. 1 (Erik Satie) 6:44
5.Prelude in A minor (Bach) 4:29
6.Adagio from Pathetique (Beethoven) 6:14
7.Simple Gifts (Copeland- Traditional) 5:01
8.Mazurka in G minor (Chopin) 7:07
9.Prelude in Bb (Bach) 5:34
10.Mazurka in C Major (Chopin) 5:10
11.Canon in D (Pachelbel) 6:04

Stories in Real Time 2009

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Alec Spiegelman, clarinet
Kenny Pexton, clarinet
Brian Landrus, bass clarinet
Marianne Solivan, voice
Lefteris Kordis, piano
Matthew Parrish, bass
Harry "Butch" Reed, drums



Stories in Real Time
"Darryl Harper has always taken the unexpected route. But four clarinets, voice and rhythm section? That’s the sound of surprise that animates Stories In Real Time...a level of high refinement...the simple pleasure of song...stirring...alluring.... " -- from the liner notes by David Adler



Track Listing

1. Bone
2. St. Minim
3.St. Dentwood
4. The Novitiate
5. The Secret
6. We Both Know
7. Magnolia
8. Bliss
9. Tilant, Zare, Nege
10. Pressing
11. Tore Up
12. A Prayer
13. Suite for Jazz


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