‘James Farm’ is the eponymous debut release by a jazz quartet made up of Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland, released on April 26, 2011 by Nonesuch.
Track Listing : 1.Coax (Matt Penman) – 07:09 . 2.Polliwog (Joshua Redman) – 08:22 . 3.Bijou (Aaron Parks) – 04:16 . 4.Chronos (Aaron Parks) – 08:58 . 5.Star Crossed (Joshua Redman) – 07:15 . 6.1981 (Matt Penman) – 08:50 . 7.I-10 (Eric Harland) – 04:31 . 8.Unravel (Aaron Parks) – 05:52 . 9.If By Air (Joshua Redman) – 06:53 . 10.Low Fives (Matt Penman) – 07:01
Musicians : Eric Harland – Drums . Aaron Parks – Celeste, Fender Rhodes,Humming, Organ (Hammond), Piano, Prophet 5, Pump Organ, Tack Piano . Matt Penman – Bass, Whistle (Human) . Joshua Redman – Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Saxophone
Production : Produced By Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman,Eric Harland . James Farber Engineer . Pete Rende Engineer . Eli Walker – Recording Assistant . Dave Darlington – Mixing . Greg Calbi – Mastering
Package : John Gall Design . Blaise Howard – Photography . Jimmy Katz – Band Photo . Aaron Parks – Cover Photo
Recorded On August 26-29, 2010 At The Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, New York .
Released On April 26, 2011 By Nonesuch.
San Jose Mercury News
James Farm: Cinematic jazz goes popQuickly, it moves: episode to episode, mood to mood, groove to groove. It can get a little schizzy, but when the band settles into its mission of collective imagination, watch out. […]
It’s very classy contemporary jazz, but it doesn’t leave quite as lingering an effect as the lineup suggests it might. […]
All About Jazz
James Farm‘s eponymous debut not only confirms the group’s egalitarian nature, but positions this über-quartet of established and rising stars as a clear force with which to be reckoned. […]