Album Review

Parzen-johnson, Jonah – “Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow” – [Primary Records]

humana   5/28/2015   A Library, CD


Oh, how the title of this CD hits home in this day and age! Brooklyn-based Parzen-Johnson deftly uses his baritone sax complemented with an analog synthesizer specifically matched to the sax to convey his compositions (although the last tune is a creation of Neil Young). Described as a folk and avant-jazz musician, on this release Parzen-Johnson shows elements of both, but what sticks with me is the haunting way it resembles drone, and how the music fits the fascinating song titles.

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