Toronto-based pianist Teri Parker is set to release Shaping the Invisible, her sophomore album as a bandleader.
Described as the result of “the culmination of years of playing, composing, and artistic growth,” the nine-track album features Parker’s own original compositions along with tunes by jazz legend Charlie Parker and contemporary artist James Blake.
The album first started to coalesce during a period of writing in which Parker locked herself in a room for hours a day, listening to music from a wide range of artists, studying compositional methods, and writing music. Eventually, she assembled a body of work that would become Shaping the Invisible. After a string of performances with her band at The Rex, she decided that it was time to hit the studio.
The recording features a core quartet of Toronto heavyweights with saxophonist Luis Deniz, bassist Mark Godfrey and drummer Ernesto Cervini, along with trumpeter Andrew McAnsh on three of the tracks.
Here’s the track listing:
- K.T.T. Bass Intro
- Kitchen Timer Tune
- Desolate Places
- Paw Prints
Teri Parker’s Shaping the Invisible is out Sept. 29, 2023.