International Anthem is proud to announce a Deluxe Edition of Jeff Parker's groundbreaking album The New Breed.
Originally release by International Anthem in June of 2016, The New Breed was called "an instant classic" by Carlos Niño, "a wonderful and very special album" by Iggy Pop, "brilliant from start to finish" by Dusty Groove, and received "Best of 2016" honors from NPR, Observer, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Aquarium Drunkard and Bandcamp.
The vinyl version features the 8 original tracks on wax packaged in hand screen-printed and foil-stamped artwork by Sonnenzimmer.
The digital download included with this Deluxe Edition also features a remix suite produced by Makaya McCraven. The "Logan Hardware Remix" was originally created by McCraven for performance at the 2nd Annual Winter Solstice In-Store at Logan Hardware Records in Chicago, January 2017. Until the release of this Deluxe Edition, it was only available on the Japanese CD version of The New Breed.
released December 4, 2017
Produced by Paul Bryan and Jeff Parker
Jeff Parker - electric guitar, Korg MS20, Wurlitzer electric piano, Mellotron, loops and samplers, MIDI and drum programming
Josh Johnson - alto saxophone, flute, clarinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, Mellotron
Paul Bryan - electric bass guitar
Jamire Williams - drums
Jay Bellerose - drums and percussion (“Visions” only)
Ruby Parker - vocals
Engineered, edited and mixed by Paul Bryan intermittently from February to December, 2015 in Santa Monica CA. Vocals recorded by John McEntire at SOMA E.M.S., Chicago. Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, Los Angeles.
All songs and lyrics composed and arranged by Jeff Parker (umjabuglafeesh music, BMI), except “Visions” by Bobby Hutcherson
"Logan Hardware Remix" produced and edited by Makaya McCraven for performance at the 2nd Annual International Anthem Winter Solstice In-Store at Logan Hardware Records, Chicago, January 2017.
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So happy to see a new album from this band. I've long been a fan of Mazurek and Parker's work in Tortoise, on top of the CUQ... Anyhow, if you're curious about contemporary jazz, this is a terrific place to start.