“Parker is restlessly inventive” says DownBeat Magazine
“A warmly swinging showcase for his breathy, Ben Webster-esque flow,” said Time
Out New York.
“It’s time to make the acquaintance of this rising star” effused Something Else
“Parker succeeds admirably in demonstrating an abiding reverence for jazz’s
heritage without being overly shackled by its conventions”. said Hot House
“Parker can’t be pigeonholed into just one tradition. … The saxophonist sounds
comfortable promenading down multiple paths.” — All About Jazz
Something fresh is afoot on tenor saxophonist Matt Parker’s impressive
debut, Worlds Put Together .… 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