Phil Parisot


Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: OA2 Records
UPC: 0805552219425
Catnr: OA2 22194
Release date: 11 March 2022
1 CD
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€ 19.95
OA2 Records
Catalogue number
OA2 22194
Release date
11 March 2022

"...if Bach's muse has led to the beautiful music on this album, Phil may call on it more often."

Rootstime, 01-4-2022

About the album

Drummer Phil Parisot’s third release as a leader is a project inspired by the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach. While shifting his focus to composition in recent years, Parisot observed that countless roads lead to Bach, whether through Bud Powell, Keith Jarrett, or even Albert Einstein. This insight inspired Parisot to research Bach’s personal journey and compositional approach, then apply this knowledge when developing his own material. Inventions is a humble tribute to the “musical scientist” from Thuringia, whom Beethoven referred to as “the immortal God of harmony.” "Parisot never seems to run out of inspired thought as a composer, or original rhythmic conception as a drummer." - All About Jazz
Die dritte Veröffentlichung des Schlagzeugers Phil Parisot als Leader ist ein Projekt, das vom Leben und der Musik Johann Sebastian Bachs inspiriert ist. Als er sich in den letzten Jahren auf die Komposition konzentrierte, stellte Parisot fest, dass unzählige Wege zu Bach führen, sei es durch Bud Powell, Keith Jarrett oder sogar Albert Einstein. Diese Erkenntnis inspirierte Parisot dazu, Bachs persönlichen Weg und seine kompositorische Herangehensweise zu erforschen und dieses Wissen dann bei der Entwicklung seines eigenen Materials anzuwenden. Inventions ist eine bescheidene Hommage an den "musikalischen Wissenschaftler" aus Thüringen, den Beethoven als "den unsterblichen Gott der Harmonie" bezeichnete. "Parisot scheint als Komponist nie ein inspirierter Gedanke oder als Schlagzeuger ein originelles rhythmisches Konzept auszugehen." - All About Jazz


Hailed as "an imaginative composer and an extraordinarily musical soloist," drummer Phil Parisot offers a fresh take on acoustic jazz. The Seattle native began playing professionally at age 15. While a student at Garfield High School, he played at Lincoln Center, North Sea Jazz Festival, and Montreux Jazz Festival. Parisot then studied music at William Paterson University under the tutelage of James Williams and Harold Mabern. He also studied privately with jazz drumming legends Joe LaBarbera, Bill Goodwill, Carl Allen, and Rashied Ali.

In over 20 years as a key contributor to Seattle’s renowned jazz scene, Parisot appeared at a wide variety of clubs, festivals, and concert halls supporting small groups, big bands, and vocalists. He was a regular performer at the legendary venue Tula’s (featured in Downbeat Magazine's Guide of 100 Great International Jazz Clubs), in addition to Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley and The Triple Door. Parisot has contributed to numerous studio recordings with the city’s top jazz artists, many of which have earned critical praise. As an educator, Parisot has taught at Cornish College of the Arts, Central Washington University, and Seattle Drum School.

Parisot has released three albums as a leader: Inventions, Creekside, and Lingo. These recordings have received extensive radio play and positive reviews in the jazz press, including notable mention in All About Jazz, JAZZIZ, and Modern Drummer. In recent years, Parisot has focused on composing original pieces as well as arranging material from the rock bands whose music he absorbed in his youth. This activity has resulted in the development of a unique approach including attractive melodies, rich harmonies, and multi-layered rhythms. The combination of these elements gives Parisot’s writing an original and distinctively pleasing sound, as can be heard on Inventions as well as upcoming releases covering music by Nirvana, Alice and Chains, and Soundgarden.

Phil Parisot currently resides in Arizona.



...if Bach's muse has led to the beautiful music on this album, Phil may call on it more often.
Rootstime, 01-4-2022

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