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"Arborescence" is the word for the way something grows, seeking and adaptive, like a tree - its roots and branches moving under and around things wherever they need to go toward water, toward the sun. Prize-winning young American pianist Aaron Parks titled his ECM debut Arborescence because the album's music is the fruit of a session of solo studio improvisation in which little was predetermined; the pieces developed in the moment like "living things," in the artist's words.
"The music felt as if it were coming into being and going where it had to go, in that sort of arboreal way." It's possible to hear fleeting echoes in this music of Arvo Pärt and Paul Bley, Erik Satie and Kenny Wheeler; but Arborescence is ultimately something deeply individual and intimate, recorded with the lights down low in the warm, clear acoustics of Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. Listen close and one can hear Parks whispering part of a melody along with the piano, as if he were playing at home alone, for himself. This is contemplative instrumental poetry that "often felt less like conscious intention," he says, "and more like something half-dreamed, half-remembered."
Born in California in 1983 and raised in Seattle, Parks is a former prodigy now in full artistic bloom. He appeared on three Blue Note albums by trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard before making his own for the label as a leader with "Invisible Cinema" - which BBC Online declared "one of the great albums of 2008," describing the pianist as "a master of melody, and a composer and arranger of protean skill and dexterity". Parks has also recorded in the ongoing collective James Farm with saxophonist Joshua Redman, and contributed to albums by Kurt Rosenwinkel, Christian Scott, Gretchen Parlato, Ambrose Akinmusire, Kendrick Scott and Mike Moreno. He also plays on vocalist Yeawhon Shin's simultaneously-released ECM album, Lua Ya.
Personnel: Aaron Parks (piano)
'Park's sound is as softly precise as a Tord Gustavsen's, as devastatingly rhapsodic as a Mehldau's; as complex and opaque as a Jason Moran's; and as detailed as a Vijay Iyer's. Above all there's a defiantly natural element to his sense of flow both in terms of harmonic progression and compositional narrative he shares with all these top players. That's why Arborescence is such an exhilarating, and startling, record: one of the year's very best jazz albums to date.' -- Marlbank, (Stephen Graham), September 24, 2013 * * * * *
'Parks' melodic sense is acute and original, his narratives and harmonies varied, and his pacing subtle...Arborescence has a low-lights feel, but its musicality and lyricism glows very brightly.' -- The Guardian, (John Fordham), October 11, 2013 * * * *
'There are moments of utter delight, where melodies drop glistening into deep pools of harmony...there is a childlike delight in the sheer potential of the instrument.' -- The Irish Times, (Cormac Larkin), November 8, 2013 * * * *
'As a whole, it's a pensive, reflective album, filled with melody and harmony; it's rich with grace and beauty which runs deep.' -- The Jazz Breakfast, (Peter Bacon), November 18, 2013
'This gifted young musician just sat alone at the piano and created or improvised this exquisite set of musical poems. Beautifully played and recorded, they are a perfect blend of thoughtfulness and spontaneity.'--Northen Echo, (Peter Bevan), November 28, 2013
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Ce petit bijou plein de sensibilité et profondément intimiste s'adresse à tous les amoureux de poésies pianistiques ainsi qu'aux amateurs de Keith Jarrett dont il semble être le fils spirituel .
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You may faintly hear the artist humming along in the background on a few tracks (more obvious in headphones than speakers). The recordings also reveal a few technical imperfections in certain keyboard executions, creating the impression of raw demos, but the album is still well-worth a listen for both the pensive and anxious moods the music inspires or is meant to accompany.
Apt comparisons will be made to Eric Satie and Keith Jarrett, and there are also solitudinous glimpses of Harold Budd here and there. I like it.