Jeff Parkers "Forfolks" ist ein von Loops und elektronischen Tüfteleien durchsetztes Album für Solo-Gitarre, aufgenommen in nur 2 Tagen im Juni 2021 mit Graeme Gibson am Mischpult und enthält neben sechs Originals auch Thelonious Monks “Ugly Beauty” und den Standard “My Ideal”. Tortoise Kenner werden außerdem "La Jetee" von 1998 wiedererkennen.
“It's a particular thing to hear Jeff play solo,” writes veteran Chicago musician and longtime Parker collaborator Matthew Lux in his liner notes for Forfolks. “He is an unusually selfless improviser, oftentimes laying out and highlighting the contributions of his band mates… On this recording, however, he is by himself, joined only by his own ideas, looped or frozen, to flesh out the music he's creating in his mind. Hearing him craft entire sound worlds on these eight selections gives us an opportunity to really see how Parker orders sound.”
Forfolks follows Parker’s critically acclaimed 2020 record Suite for Max Brown, which Pitchfork called an “effortlessly detailed album, full of tradition and experimentation that spans generations … It lives at the vanguard of new jazz music.” The album went on to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Current Contemporary Jazz Chart.
In addition to our Classic Black vinyl & CD, a limited-edition Cool Mint color vinyl version of Forfolks will be available to indie retailers only, for the first pressing only.