Aaron Parks Little Big

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Aaron Parks Little Big

Thu, June 20, 2019

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


This event is 18 and over

Aaron Parks Little Big
Aaron Parks Little Big
Aaron Parks - piano
Greg Tuohey - guitar
David "DJ" Ginyard Jr. - electric bass
Tommy Crane - drums

Aaron Parks' "Little Big," the new Ropeadope album from the acclaimed pianist, keyboardist and composer, is at once the culmination of his brilliant early career and the long-awaited follow-up to his Blue Note Records debut, "Invisible Cinema." That 2008 release, with its gorgeously melodic writing and improvising and deft use of indie-rock, electronica and hip-hop elements, established Parks as one of the most gifted and original young voices in jazz. “This is the natural successor to that record,” says the New York-based artist, 34. “It’s taking the ideas of that project and doubling down on them—fully committing to that direction.”

After experimenting with various lineups and sessions, Parks landed on three musicians ideally suited for this atmospheric, genre-bending new work. “This feels like a real band, one that will be around for a while,” he says. Greg Tuohey is the longest-running member, a guitarist who places taste and tone ahead of chops-focused bravado. On electric bass is David “DJ” Ginyard Jr., a left-handed player with a distinctively lyrical approach and an aptitude for seeing the bigger musical picture. Anchoring the unit is Tommy Crane, a forward-looking, stylistically resourceful drummer who brings both explosive creativity and a producer’s knack for precision.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618