Jeff Parker

Mondays At The Enfield Tennis Academy


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Long-form, lyrical, groove-based free improv by acclaimed guitarist and composer Jeff Parker's ETA IVtet. Recorded live at ETA (referencing David Foster Wallace), a bar in LA’s Highland Park neighbourhood with just enough space in the back for Parker, drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist Anna Butterss, and alto saxophonist Josh Johnson to convene in extraordinarily depth-full & exploratory music making.

Gleaned for the stoniest side-length cuts from 10+ hours of vivid two-track recordings made between 2019 and 2021 by Bryce Gonzales, Mondays at The Enfield Tennis Academy is a darkly glowing séance of an album, brimming over with the hypnotic, the melodic, and patience and grace in its own beautiful strangeness. Room-tone, electric fields, environment, ceiling echo, live recording, Mondays, Los Angeles, Jeff Parker's first double album and first live album, Mondays at The Enfield Tennis Academy belongs in the lineage of such canonical live double albums recorded on the West Coast as Lee Morgan’s Live at the Lighthouse, Miles Davis' In Person Friday & Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, and John Coltrane's Live in Seattle.
    Release Date: 03 Nov 22 Cat No: ZORN93