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Jeff Parker

Jeff Parker (b. Bridgeport, Connecticut USA) is a guitarist, composer/arranger/producer and educator.

A longtime member of the influential indie-band Tortoise, Parker is recognized as one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers. With a prolific output characterized by musical ideas of angularity and logic, he works in a wide variety of mediums - from pop, rock and jazz to new music—using ideas informed by innovations and trends in both popular and experimental forms. He creates works that explore and exploit the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and composition, and the familiar and the abstract.

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”Parker, probably best known as a member of the post-rock band Tortoise, has absorbed so many styles and worked in so many situations that he really comes across as an individual with vast roots.” -Jazz Times Magazine

“His sound is unmistakable, spastic and unpredictable, yet at the same time precise and refined…history will certainly reflect that he is one of the more noteworthy guitarists of his generation.” -Dusted Magazine

“The most humble guitar-god…whether digging into instrumental rock, groove-heavy organ jazz, or post-freedom space music, Parker chooses to highlight the more eccentric elements of his personal style

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Albums

The New Breed
The New Breed
International Anthem Recording Company
2016
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Bright Light in Winter
Bright Light in Winter
Delmark Records
2012
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Song Songs Song
Song Songs Song
Delmark Records
2005
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The Relatives
The Relatives
Thrill Jockey
2005
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Song Songs Song
Thrill Jockey
2004
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Out Trios Volume Two
Out Trios Volume Two
Atavistic Worldwide
2004
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