Format: COMPACT DISC
The arrival of Marvin Parks on today’s musical scene is a perfect addition to the renaissance of the Afro-American Jazz Crooner panorama, deeply rooted in the Black Music tradition. Having his roots in Gospel and in the ’50s and ’60s jazz singers by the likes of Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman and Joe Williams, Marvin Parks yet remains by all means an artist of today. In his debut Marvin shapes his light baritone colors within the sound of a well-established group of musicians under the direction and production of Nicola Conte, giving a different light to well-known standards and some originals. The album has been recorded in two main sessions. The first one took palce at the Sorriso Studio in Bari, Italy with a fantastic lineup of musicians. The second, in Milan, Italy, at the Schema/Ishtar Records Blue Spirit studio. The first session brings a strong ‘60s Blue Note sound sensation, while the second, surrounded by a sort of African feeling, emanates hints of the historical Coltrane/Davis quintet, reminding the colors of Paris in the sixties…Paris, just by accident, is Marvin Parks’ hometown now.