Parris, Gil

215 Records, 2009CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 15.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Parris is one of the lesser-known jazz guitar masters. He plays on both sides of the Jazz Ruler^ with lively, well- articulated melodies. Gil plays with feeling and allows the notes to speak, even when he’s burnin’. He opens with “It’s A Lie” featuring Chris Botti (t). Gloria Loring sings “Lost Without You” a warm groove and the better of two vocal tracks. The fifteen songs are mostly originals with a few covers notably “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Will Lee (b), producer David Mann (horns, pads & pong), Thierry Arpino (d), Eric Alexander (sax), Harvie S (b) and Bob Baldwin (p) are among the fine supporting musicians who help make this one sizzle.


Publicist: Tom Estey Publicity & Promotion