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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: March 9, 1979

Matt Parker isn’t eccentric or reclusive—far from it, he’s super-friendly and down to earth—and his work isn’t primitive or obscure. But there’s still something of the outsider artist in the 33-year-old tenor saxophonist. A Fort Lauderdale native who is now part of Brooklyn’s inspired jazz scene, he is largely self-taught and self-directed. On his striking debut album, Worlds Put Together, he lives up to the title by connecting the stylistic dots between Lester Young and Rahsaan Roland Kirk—a magical feat considering he never listened to Kirk until people who heard the album brought up his name....
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**** “Something fresh is afoot on tenor saxophonist Matt Parker’s impressive debut, Worlds Put Together .… Restlessly inventive … This promising debut makes him an album-maker to keep tabs on.” —Josef Woodard, DownBeat

Album of the Year: “Even given the expanded definition of what is “real” jazz, Worlds Put Together often comes right up to my imaginary fence that separates this music from the avant-garde. Parker’s big, scary, emotional tone sometimes conjures up the spirit of Albert Ayler. … But Parker is more like Ayler without creating the urge to reach for Excedrin; there’s joy and fun in everything he does...

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Primary InstrumentSaxophone

LocationBrooklyn, NY

Clinic/Workshop Information2 years 100 school ranging from middle schools to colleges while working with Maynard Ferguson


Featured recording “Worlds Put Together”

Worlds Put Together

BYNK Records
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    Worlds Put Together

    BYNK Records
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