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Parker, Jeff / Rob Mazurek: Some Jellyfish Live Forever (RogueArt)

Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker and cornetist Rob Mazurek have collaborated for more than 20 years in a variety of ensembles, heard here in their first ever duo, condensing their creative use of lyrical, textural and technical skills into this outstanding album.
 

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Jeff Parker-guitar, effects

Rob Mazurek-cornet, mutes


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UPC: 3760131271102

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: ROG-0110
Squidco Product Code: 30120

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Rattlesnake Studios, on May 24th-27th, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois, by Caleb Willitz

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Cornetist Rob Mazurek and guitarist Jeff Parker have been playing together since 1994 when they launched the Chicago Underground workshop together at Chicago's storied jazz club The Green Mill. Marking 20 years of collaboration, Mazurek and Parker will celebrate with their first ever duo release, Some Jellyfish Live Forever, for Rogue Art in 2015. The record explores the rich vocabulary of these two masters to the fullest extent using melody and texture, sound architecture, line and mass."-RogueArt



"[...] I had first heard about this recording last year from Mazurek and had been looking forward to it since. And, I'm not disappointed. Mazurek is all acoustic, leaving behind the electronics that have permeated a significant body of his work, and while Parker's guitar is fed through various effects, his sound and approach never overpower. The two blend nicely, creating a series of soundscapes in which the guitar lays the ground work while Mazurek delivers lovely austere melodies.

What a pleasure to stop and listen to this album - the sound so organic and textural. It moves slowly, slyly, without hurry. The duo's music still tingles in my ear as the record runs out and the non-automatic tone arm of my record player delivers a pop as sure as a breath. As I put down the big white album jacket, after reading the liner notes and checking out the photos, a small download card tumbles out. I look at it - is it worth it?"-Paul Acquaro, The Free Jazz Collective


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Artist Biographies

"Jeff Parker (born April 4, 1967) is an American jazz and rock guitarist based in Los Angeles. Parker is best known as an experimental musician, working with avant-garde electronic, rock, and improvisational groups.

Parker currently plays guitar in the post-rock group Tortoise and also was a founding member of the ensembles Isotope 217 and the Chicago Underground Trio in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, as well as working with musicians George Lewis, Ernest Dawkins, Brian Blade, Joshua Redman, Fred Anderson (musician) and Jason Moran. He has released three solo albums: Like-Coping, The Relatives and Bright Light in Winter."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Parker_(musician))
12/4/2023

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"Rob Mazurek is an American electro-acoustic composer, cornetist, improviser and visual artist living in Chicago, Illinois. As a composer, Rob Mazurek has written over 300 original compositions over the past 30 years, and has released 55 recordings on various labels. He currently leads a number of ensembles, including Exploding Star Orchestra, Pharoah and the Underground (featuring Pharoah Sanders), Chicago Underground, Pulsar Quartet, São Paulo Underground, Skull Sessions, Sound Is Quintet, Starlicker, Mandarin Movie and Throne of the House of Good and Evil, each of which possesses its own distinct musical personality.

He has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, such as Bill Dixon, Pharoah Sanders, Mike Ladd, Roscoe Mitchell, Yusef Lateef, Fred Anderson, Naná Vasconcelos, Mamelo Sound System, Kassin and Marcelo Camelo and others. Additionally, Rob Mazurek works as a visual artist (incorporating sound, painting and video) with numerous international performances, exhibitions and artist residencies."

-Rob Mazurek Website (http://robmazurek.com/)
12/4/2023

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Track Listing:



1. Proton Stolons 6:42

2. Water Flower Medusa 7:27

3. T. Dohrnii 5:02

4. Beauty Hydroid 12:30

5. Hydra And The Little Clones 13:13

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Improvised Music
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Jazz
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
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Recordings featuring brass instruments - trumpets, trombones, tubas, other horns
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