Parks, Aaron

Ropeadope, 2020CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 74
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist Aaron Parks came onto the jazz scene with a slash when he joined trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s band at 18. He developed a name supporting Blanchard on four recordings. He’s since developed as a leader with a few of his own albums. Little Big II, Dreams of A Mechanical Man is his latest endeavor. It starts out spacey with an abundance of electronics before settling into a more peaceful set with standouts like “The Ongoing Pulse of Isness”. But the dominant theme here is soft rock fusion as on “Where Now?” We prefer the more traditional tracks.


Publicist: Fully Altered Media