In The Past

Teri Parker

In The Past is the debut album from Toronto-based jazz pianist Teri Parker.

The album is a collection of instrumental songs; from nostalgic and mellow to rhythmically driving and harmonically adventurous, and the song titles allude to characters or places in novels that inspired many of the compositions. Majnoun for example is the name of the central character in the novel Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis.

Many of these songs were written during an extremely inspired period in Parker’s life, when she was living in New York City, and studying with some incredible musicians; Aaron Goldberg, Guillermo Klein, Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff.

The album mixes acoustic and electric timbres, drawing from both traditional and contemporary jazz styles, with a bit of rock sprinkled in. The band has been together since 2012, developing their sound over years into what you hear today on this album.
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Elevation

Parker Abbott Trio

Sonically, Elevation builds on the textural complexity of the Parker Abbott Trio’s last album, the Wayfinders. The compositions on Elevation unremittingly shift and overlap between acoustic grand piano, organs, synthesizers, various electric pianos, and melodica. The result is a tremendously rich aural atmosphere, progressively structured and performed. The combination of studio-oriented sonic detailing and intelligent, jazz-oriented writing and improvising on Elevation bring to mind the work of such contemporary stylists as Marco Benevento, Bill Frisell, and Brad Mehldau on his Largo album.
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The Wayfinders

Parker Abbott Trio

The Wayfinders is the exciting new release from the Parker Abbott Trio, a keyboard-centric group of Toronto based musicians exploring the intersections between acoustic and electronic music. Featuring Teri Parker and Simeon Abbott on piano and keyboards, and Mark Segger on drums and percussion
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Gallery

Parker Abbott Piano Duo

Gallery is the debut album by the Parker Abbott Piano Duo. The music was developed in concert and rehearsal over the last year and we are proud and excited to share what we believe to be an exciting foray into keyboard duo music. We would also like to offer much love and thanks to all our fans, our families, and specifically to Karl Leung, David Grant, Mike Keuhn, Jeff Elliot

Full album tracklisting:
1 Summer Sky
2 Valse
3 Wally The Frog
4 Kate
5 Verano Porteno
6 Due Owe
7 Night Sky
8 Palhaco
9 Blues for 10 Fingers for 12 Tones
10 Monk Medley
11 Sugar Ray

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