saxophonist / composer
Such an honor to have my new album "Present Time" named by DownBeat Magazine as a Best Album of 2016 giving it ★★★★1/2 STARS
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"it’s this overall compositional and improvisational contrast that keeps catching the listener by surprise throughout the record"
Straightahead or on the edge, saxophonist Matt Parker welcomes listeners with warmth and wit.Story by Bob WeinbergPhotos by Javier Oddo and Dion Tucker
"Parker can do anything...he swings his ass off"
"Parker maintains his own identity through gradations of tone and his personal improvisational style."
"Show me someone who says jazz is no fun to listen to and I’ll show them Matt Parker."
"bops right along with the heart of an old-schooler"
"masterful but easygoing playfulness that makes a great guitar solo"
"Parker's playing can recall the gruff-yet-sensuous lines of Ben Webster" - Hot House