8 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nimble soul animates these smart productions by the experimental Tortoise guitarist. But the songs on this album mostly traffic in chilled-out funk, with tracks like “Executive Life” and “Para Ha Tay” creating a steadily soulful vibe. Parker crafts a classic Blue Note Records-informed solo during “Get Dressed,” and he shows off his flair for more tenderly melodic work on “Here Comes Ezra.” Balancing tunefulness with edgy arrangements is a tricky task, but one this veteran musician achieves with ease.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nimble soul animates these smart productions by the experimental Tortoise guitarist. But the songs on this album mostly traffic in chilled-out funk, with tracks like “Executive Life” and “Para Ha Tay” creating a steadily soulful vibe. Parker crafts a classic Blue Note Records-informed solo during “Get Dressed,” and he shows off his flair for more tenderly melodic work on “Here Comes Ezra.” Balancing tunefulness with edgy arrangements is a tricky task, but one this veteran musician achieves with ease.

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