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Parker, Jeff / Like-Coping
Album:Like-Coping Collection:Jazz
Artist:Parker, Jeff Added:03/2003
Label:Delmark Records 

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Add Date:2003-03-10 Pull Date:2003-05-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:11 May27 Apr13 Apr23 Mar16 Mar
Airplays:11121

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 15, 2009:Memory Select
Scrambler
4.Apr 25, 2003:Memory Select
Miriam
2.Jan 17, 2004:Morning Glory
Pinecone
5.Apr 11, 2003:Memory Select
Pinecone
3.May 09, 2003:Memory Select
Like-Coping
6.Mar 21, 2003:Memory Select
Scrambler

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-03-21 
Guitar jazz, and the first album led by Parker, a sideman in the Tortoise/Chicago Underground kinds of bands.

Gentle feel overall, like "normal" guitar jazz with nicely complex writing and soloing and a pleasant atmosphere. Plus a couple of clattery free-improv tracks just to show Parker's not going entirely soft. Not sure this is ground-breaking, but it's very enjoyable, not to mention a treat for those who've been waiting for Parker to strike out on his own.

1- Calm
2*- Uptempo, quiet feel
3- Oddball intro, gentle groove
4- Noisy improv
5- Midtempo; gently creeping theme
6- Mid/fast
7*- Free improv, noisy
8*- Upbeat, mid/fast
9*- Fast and loose, in a stop-start pattern
10- Midtempo
11*- Midtempo jazz walk, very much "regular" jazz, with eerie intro
12- Exotic flute, fast laid-back rhythm

Track Listing
1.Miriam 7.Omega Sci Fi
2.Like-Coping 8.Pinecone
3.Days Fly By 9.Cubes
4.Holiday for a Despot 10.Plain Song
5.Onyx 11.Scrambler
6.Watusi 12.Roundabout