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Credit Nathan West


Combining jazz, experimental, electronic and rock, Rick Parker casts a broad net with his trombone playing augmented by electronics and synthesizers. His music has been described as “an expressive new-breed fusion, informed by a few generations of downtown experimentation.” (Nate Chinen, New York Times). He has released 8 CD’s as a leader/co-leader and performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians including the Mingus Big Band, Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, Tim Berne, Frank Lacy, Lukas Ligeti and Wu-Tang Clan. As a bandleader, Rick Parker’s music traverses multiple cultures and musical genres. His jazz quintet, The Rick Parker Collective, released two albums on Fresh Sound New Talent and WJF records. Parker also has two albums with Little Worlds, a collaboration that ventures into the music of classical composer Bela Bartok. 9 Volt, with Israeli guitarist Eyal Maoz, is a brash experimental jazz/rock trio, whose debut album on OutNow Recordings featured Tim Berne. In 2016 Parker entered into a collaboration with China based multi-instrumentalist Li Daiguo (cello, pipa, throat singing, beatboxing) with whom he has toured in both the US and China and released their debut album, Free World Music. From 2014 thru 2018 Parker worked closely with electronic percussionist/composer Ravish Momin, with whom he released several recordings and toured extensively in Europe, Mexico, USA and Asia. His collaborations with electronic music producers has continued with performances with Daniel Brandt and the Eternal Something, Eduardo Castillo's Mardeleva and an upcoming recording with Le Fou. Parker endorsed by Eventide Audio and has also worked closely with the company in the development of new effects and pedals geared towards horn players.

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