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Jeff Parker & The New Breed – Suite For Max Brown

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  • "I'm always looking for ways to be surprised", says composer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Parker as he explains the process, and the thinking, behind his new album Suite for Max Brown, released via a new partnership between International Anthem and Nonesuch Records.

    "If I sit down at the piano or with my guitar, with notation paper and a pencil, I'm eventually going to fall into writing patterns, into things I already know. So, when I make music, that's what I'm trying to get away from - the things that I know." Despite its musical departures, Suite for Max Brown is an informal companion piece to The New Breed, Parker's debut release on International Anthem, which was honoured as one of the Best Albums of 2016 by New York Times, Observer, and Los Angeles Times.

    "I made The New Breed based off these old sample-based compositions and mixed them with improvising", Parker says. "That's in a nutshell how I make a lot of my music; it's a combination of sampling, editing, re-triggering audio, and recording it, moving it around and trying to make it into something cohesive... with Max Brown, it's evolved."

    Though Parker collaborates with a coterie of musicians under the group name The New Breed, theirs is by no means a conventional band relationship.
    Parker is very much a solo artist on Suite for Max Brown. His accompanists are often working alone with Parker, reacting to what he has provided them, and then Parker uses those individual parts to layer and assemble into his final tracks. The process may be relatively solitary and cerebral, but the results feel like in-the-moment jams - warm-hearted, human, alive. Suite for Max Brown brims with personality, boasting the rhythmic flow of hip hop and the soulful swing of jazz.
  • Artist: Jeff Parker & The New Breed
    Label: International Anthem Recording Company, Nonesuch
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: US
    Genre: Jazz
  • A1 Build A Nest
    A2 C'Mon Now
    A3 Fusion Swirl
    A4 After The Rain
    A5 Metamorphoses
    A6 Gnarciss
    A7 Lydian, Etc
    A8 Del Rio
    B1 3 For L
    B2 Go Away
    B3 Max Brown