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Aaron Parks: Live in Japan

Album artwork for Aaron Parks Live in Japan

Since his Blue Note debut, Invisible Cinema, Parks has been on a lengthy recording hiatus as a leader. There is a solo recording on the horizon. This is not that, but it is something else. WBGO is launching RADAR with this recording, Live in Japan, because we want you to hear it. 

I'll let Aaron Parks tell you the rest. - Josh Jackson 

So here's the thing: 

Last December, I played some trio gigs in Japan with Thomas Morgan and RJ Miller. Over the course of the tour we found a way of making music together that felt really good to me. On the last night, we played a show in Mito City and I recorded it on my phone. The quality of the audio certainly isn't the most hi-fi, but there's something about the vibe of Voice Memos that I've always liked, and after doing a bit of mastering work to boost the low frequencies, I think it sounds none-too-shabby. Anyways, here it is. You can have it.

Aaron Parks, piano
Thomas Morgan, bass
RJ Miller, drums

Recorded 12/15/12 at B2 in Mito City. Mastered by Nate Wood.

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