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Listen to Aaron Parks!

US: iTunes, Amazon CD, Amazon MP3
Canada: iTunes, Amazon CD

Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema - Travelers
Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema - Peaceful Warrior
Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema - Nemesis
Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema - Riddle Me This
Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema - Roadside Distraction
Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema - Harvesting Dance
Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema - Afterglow

[Aaron Parks] is well on his way to becoming the next jazz SUPASTAR. His debut album, Invisible Cinema, for the Blue Note label is a MUST HAVE for everyone out there which claims to have a half-decent record collection. Invisible Cinema is actually the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, but Aaron keeps the story to himself. He wants each of us to make up our own scenario. Yeah, he's deep like that...

We spent a day with Aaron this summer and he's an amazingly chill guy. SO, if you like what you hear, BUY a copy of the album and go see his concerts when he's in your area. It's up to each and everyone of us to make it possible for young artists to keep doing what they do. How sad would the world be without music?

The album made our top ten list when we contributed to [NPR's Jazz Now project]. Here's what I wrote on that occasion.

"The first time I heard pianist Aaron Parks was on Christian Scott's album Anthem. That record absolutely blew me away -- more on that later -- so you can imagine how excited I was when I learned that Aaron had made a record for the prestigious Blue Note label. I had very high expectations for Invisible Cinema, but the album exceeded all of them. Parks has a gift for creating beautiful, passionate and captivating music. There's something almost poetic and Zen-like to his approach, yet his sound is also pleasantly fresh. I think that most twenty-somethings will be able to relate to the drum 'n' bass feel of Eric Harland's drumming, or to the sound of Mike Moreno's guitar. Plus, I just love the sustained intensity which Aaron brings. He's unquestionably one of the most promising pianists of his generation. When's the next album coming out?"