Parisot is in his realm here, unleashing a torrent of fills and cymbal accents throughout...The level of pure, seething virtuosity is stunning.
While composing music for Creekside, his second OA2 release, Seattle drummer Phil Parisot was in reflection on how nature manifests itself within urban environments. An invigorating point of departure, or an enveloping sanctuary, obvious or hidden hints of nature within the daily city grind can act as a social equalizer, returning us quickly to our origins. Parisot runs threads of these thoughts throughout the program while maintaining rich ties to the jazz tradition and his sense of swing. Besides his usual working quartet with Steve Treseler on tenor saxophone, Dan Kramlich on piano, and Michael Glynn on acoustic bass, Creekside features a longtime friend and collaborator, New York trumpeter, Tatum Greenblatt. "...an imaginative composer and an extraordinarily musical soloist." - Paul de Barros, The Seattle Times.
1 Emerald Crescent (7:22)
2 Earth Tones (12:22)
3 Disruption (8:44)
4 Dark Alleys (7:44)
5 Tonic (2:04)
6 Rocket Surgery (7:23)
7 Azalea (4:33)
8 Samurai Rising (1:32)
9 Samurai Fight Song (6:29)
10 Water (2:14)
Composed by Philip Parisot (Tosirap Music, BMI)
Produced by Phil Parisot
Recorded & mixed by Floyd Reitsma
at Studio Litho, Seattle, WA
May 16-17, 2017
Mastered by Ross Nyberg at Nyberg Mastering
Artwork courtesy of Irina & Finlandi
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
All About Jazz (Paul Rauch)
4-STARS With his second recording as a leader, Seattle drummer/composer Phil Parisot follows up his debut record, Lingo (OA2, 2016), with Creekside (OA2, 2017), an interpretation of how nature manifests itself within urban environments. It's sound reflects the natural world perceived within the context of urban life, as a primal, inexhaustible sou ...
Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
The kind of drummer that plays with so much oomph that he's one of those few cats that could make a solo drum record, he shows he knows how to give everyone some---as long as they keep it funky. He says this set was inspired by nature and we'd like to know where he found this smoking party in nature. No holds barred swinging stuff that comes out ...