The level of pure, seething virtuosity is stunning.
For Seattle-based drummer/composer Phil Parisot, playing music is about coming home. With "Lingo," he introduces a new quartet comprised of musicians he's known for 20 years. The result is a dark and atmospheric sound that draws upon an array of influences, including Afro-Cuban, fusion, and symphonic, all molded seamlessly into a cohesive modern jazz package. In addition to presenting a number of original compositions, "Lingo" is enhanced by references to Hugh Masekela, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, and more. Joining Parisot is Steve Treseler on tenor and soprano saxophone, Dan Kramlich on piano and Fender Rhodes, and Michael Glynn on acoustic bass.
1. Collage 8:16
2. Simple Serenade 5:56
3. Staircase 5:09
4. One for Hugh 5:06
5. The Drumset... 1:45
6. Apotheosis Jones 8:17
7. Different Places Together 5:50
8. Low Key Lightly 4:59
9. Lingo 6:14
10. ...Is an Orchestra... 1:33
Steve Treseler - tenor and soprano saxophones
Dan Kramlich - piano and Fender Rhodes
Michael Glynn - acoustic bass
Phil Parisot - drums, cymbals, gong, shaker
Produced by Phil Parisot
Recorded by David Lange at David Lange Studio, Edgewood, WA
on April 16-17, 2016
Mastered by Ross Nyberg at Nyberg Mastering
photography by Steve Korn
Cover design by John Bishop
Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
Another in a series of talented jazzbo drummers that know how to lead from the back of the stage, this is a zesty romp that shows where slamming the skins for 20 years can take you if you've been playing attention. Smart forward thinking sounds that also respect the varied past, Parisot delivers an atmospheric date that's anything but background m ...
All About Jazz (Paul Rauch)
Seattle based drummer/ composer Phil Parisot has straddled several 20th century musical traditions in his career as a sideman, and member of the eclectic big band, Big Neighborhood. His understanding of funk, Afro-Cuban, rock and symphonic music has influenced his approach as a composer, and more so as a drummer on numerous projects in recent memor ...
Jazz Weekly (George W. Harris)
Drummer Phil Parisot leads a team of Steve Treseler/ts-ss, Dan Kramlich/key-p and Michael Glynn/b through a collection of originals with a handful of covers. Of the latter, the obscure Ellington piece ""Low Key Lightly" is a lusciously relaxed ballad with Kramlich's suave touch caressing the piano. The team goes off to the races as Parisot cracks t ...
Improvisation Nation (Rotcod Zzaj)
I've been a firm believer in the power of jazz for decades, and Seattle-based drummer Phil shows why that belief is totally justified… he's joined by stellar players Steve Treseler on tenor & soprano sax, Dan Kramlich on piano/Fender Rhodes and Michael Glynn on acoustic bass, and as you listen to compositions like the title track, "Lingo", you'll ...
Jazziz (Mark Holston)
Lingo (OA2), by drummer-percussionist Phil Parisot and his quartet, is the definition of a mainstream set. Alternating burners and ballads, Parisot's melodically attractive compositions are the real stars. "Collage," the opening track, provides a workout for tenor saxophonist Steve Treseler, who sketches the convoluted but mesmerizing melody line ...
Jazz Scan (Ric Bang)
Drummer/composer Phil Parisot heads this swinging quartet from the Pacific Northwest jazz scene. He's supported by Steve Treseler (tenor sax), Dan Kramlich (piano) and Michael Glynn (bass). They've known each other for almost 20 years, and the result is a tight, cohesive combo. Parisot is unusual in a way; not many percussionists are accomplishe ...