An Evening with Steve Gunn & Jeff Parker
Two solo sets from two guitarists of note.
For over a decade, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gunn has been one of American musics most pivotal figures – conjuring immersive and psychedelic sonic landscapes both live and on record, releasing revered solo albums ranking high on in-the-know end of year lists, alongside exploratory collaborations with artists as diverse as Mike Cooper, Kurt Vile, and Michael Chapman (whose most recent studio album he produced).
Im always looking for ways to be surprised, says composer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Parker as he explains the process, and the thinking, behind his new album, Suite for Max Brown, released via a new partnership between the Chicagobased label International Anthem and Nonesuch Records. If I sit down at the piano or with my guitar, with staff paper and a pencil, Im eventually going to fall into writing patterns, into things I already know. So, when I make music, thats what Im trying to get away fromthe things that I know.