|Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema|
By Willard Manus
If you're the kind of jazz fan who likes to stay on top of things, keep an eye out for the hottest young talent on the scene, then AARON PARKS--INVISIBLE CINEMA is the CD for you. The 24-year-old Parks, whose resume already includes a five-year stint with Terence Blanchard's band, is a prodigy who not only plays piano but composes his own music--with magical results.
INVISIBLE CINEMA--the title comes from Parks's ability to create pictures in the mind with his music--showcases ten of his own compositions, played by Parks (on mellotron & keyboards as well as piano), Mike Moreno (guitar), Matt Penman (bass) and Eric Harland (drums). Together these like-minded souls come up with one richly-textured and radiant tune after another.
Fresh-sounding, harmonically bold and complex, this is cutting-edge jazz at its challenging best, played by four highly-skilled, immensely promising young musicians. (Blue Note Label Group).