Jeff Parker & Joshua Abrams
Jeff Parker (b. Bridgeport, Connecticut USA, 4/4/67) is a guitarist, composer, educator, and sculptor of sonic textures.
Since 1990, he has focused on being adaptable in musical environments that are constantly changing; he is an improvising musician.
He is also a composer of instrumental songs.
Recognized as one of contemporary music's most versatile and innovative electric guitarists, his
music is characterized by ideas of angularity and logic, as well as an instantly recognizable tone on the instrument.
works in a variety of mediums, from Jazz to contemporary music, using ideas informed by innovations and trends in both popular and experimental music.
creates works that explore and exploit the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and composition, and the familiar and the abstract.
He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed and innovative groups Isotope 217° and Chicago Underground, and a longtime member of the band Tortoise.
has released several collaborative albums under his
has been focusing on solitary work and solo performance - to cultivate and establish an idiosyncratic relationship between electronic and acoustic compositional properties in music and sound.