I have been truly privileged to know Matt Parker, the tenor and soprano saxophone virtuoso and visionary composer for the past decade.

I am overjoyed at Matt’s release of Present Time, his second album.

The past, present, and future of jazz brilliantly coexist on “Present Time”. Parker and his powerhouse travelers – bassist Alan Hampton, and drummer Reggie Quinerly, constantly shift the listener’s awareness of time through music, from the march rhythms of New Orleans to the stark freedom of group improvisation.

You can order a limited edition copy of the new release today. If you are in NYC, don’t hesitate to join us for the Album Release Show on Thursday, February 11th at 7 pm.

The Midwest Record posted this rave review on January 21st:

“It’s the tone that grabs you right away on the sax man’s second outing. Circling the wagons only to include old classmates of 20 years standing, it’s a shame Parker came along around the time the major’s stopped supporting creative, high-octane outings like this.”

The review continued: “Playing like he has the knowledge of the history of jazz sax at his fingertips, there’s no way you’re not going to be taken with this polished, soulful outing that’s more of a thrill ride than any Great America roller coaster. Killer stuff.”

Share this link to the trailer for Present Time.

Album Release Show

Anna Clyne Presents:
Thursday, February 11th 7 pm
With special guests Michael Arthur, live drawings, and Emily Braden, vocals

80 North 6th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249


Thanks for coming out and making a huge impact on the success of this new release.

Would you like to know more about the new album?
Check out Matt Parker’s Press Release


Special guests include Michael Arthur, live drawings, and Emily Braden, vocals.

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