Recordings

Rain or Shine 2017

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Houston Person on record is not much different. He's in the room, his horn singing those lyrics you know, or taking a funky field trip to 132nd and Madison. Soul jazz is so much richer because of his presence. On his new HighNote album, Rain or Shine, he's alongside pianist Lafayette Harris, bassist Mathew Parrish, guitarist Rodney Jones, drummer Vince Ector and longtime friend Warren Vache on cornet — wondering where the love has gone, promising our day will come, making a plaintive declaration that everything must change. Whether it's raining or shining, you believe this weatherman's forecast. 

Tracks

1. Come Rain or Come Shine
2. 132nd and Madison
3. Everything Must Change
4. Learnin' the Blues
5. I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
6. Soupbone
7. Never Let Me Go
8. Our Day Will Come
9. Danny Boy

Dream A Little Dream 2017

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Personnel: Michelle Lordi: vocals; Bill Avayou: drums; Mike Frank: piano; Larry McKenna: tenor saxophone; Matthew Parrish: bass; John Swana: trombone (tracks 2, 3, 5. 6. 7); Sonny Troy: guitar; Jay Webb: trumpet.



Track Listing: Dream a Little Dream; They Say Its Wonderful; No Moon at All; The Lamp Is Low; I Hear Music; Thou Swell; This Time the Dreams on Me.

Scenes From An Italian 2017

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Personnel: Lou Lanza: vocals; Matt Scarano: drums; Paul Sottile: piano; Tony Gairo: Saxophones, Clarinet & Flute; Matthew Parrish: bass; Mike Lorenz: guitar.






Track Listing:
1 THE STRANGER
2 MODERN WOMAN
3 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
4 SHAMELESS
5 DON’T ASK ME WHY
6 ROSALINDAS EYES
7 HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHT
8 ZANZIBAR
9 BABY GRAND
10 SCENES FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Organic 2016

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Album Produced and Arranged by Matthew Parrish

Ficha técnica:
Produção, Arranjos e baixo acústico - Matthew Parrish
Pianos - Fábio Torres (exceto faixas 5, 10, 11 e 12).
Bateria - Ygor Saunier
Engenheiro de Áudio - Adonias Jr.
Egenheiros de áudio assistentes - Ronaldo Frige e Daniel Tápia
Design Capa: Fábio Farello. Foto de capa: Wagner Kaiowas

Participações especiais:
Guinga (violão faixa 11)
Ricardo Castellanos (piano e bongô, faixa 5)
Vinícius Barros (percussão faixas 2, 3, 5, 7)
Leandro Lui (percussão faixas 10 e 12)

Gravado em Julho /2016 nos Estúdios Trama (São Paulo, Brasil).
Mix e Master: Estúdio Arsis (São Paulo, Brasil).


Spark 2014

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Marianne Solivan - vocals
Xavier Davis - piano
Matthew Parrish - bass
Gregory Hutchinson - drums

Passion, sincerity, energy, originality, courage, joy … these words all came to mind as I listened to the wonderfully engaging music on Spark, Marianne’s second release for Hipnotic Records. Self produced by Solivan, she clearly gave careful consideration to the musical territory she wanted to explore and the musicians she wanted to accompany her on this journey. The stellar trio of Xavier Davis (piano), Mathew Parrish (bass) and Gregory Hutchinson (drums) are beautifully engaged and supportive throughout the entire session.
Liner notes by Lewis Nash

Track listing:


1. Spark
2. Hum Drum Blues
3. First Desire
4. The Lies of Handsome Men
5. Tender as a Rose
6. I Wanna Be Around
7. If I Were to Love You
8. The Dove
9. This Is New
10. On a Clear Night
11. Ooh, What'cha Doin' to Me
12. El Cantante
13. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?



the Need's Got to be Deep 2014

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"Darryl Harper has honed his playing chops over a 30-year career composing and performing on gospel, funk, chamber music and jazz bandstands. He has become distinctly adept at composing and performing music with a virtuosity that mines multiple musical disciplines with a boundless conceptual alchemy, and this virtuosity and vision drives the music on The Need’s Got To Be So Deep. Throughout this album, Harper declares his conceptual, technical, compositional, and historical authority and command, and makes his perspective on what jazz is and its possibilities brilliantly apparent."
--from the album liner notes by Bill Gaskins





Track Listing
Disc 1 1. Tale of a Suburban Cowboy 2. Scrapbook 3. The Side Pipers Jazz Clarinet Quartet 4. Variations 5. Ballad 6. Interlude 8. Spin 9. Not Like This Disc 2 1. The Need’s Got To Be So Deep 2. Postures 3. Anthem for Unity 4. Water Pistol 5. Playtime for Unity Dances fro Outcasts 4. Prodigal Son 5. The Fugitive 6. Prelude and Fuge-Like Woodwind Quintet 4. Bach Corral 5. Pandeirinho 6. Penthex

1st Time 2014

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Harry “Butch” Reed: drums, percussion
Matthew Parrish: acoustic bass
Aaron Graves: piano
Greg Riley: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
E. Shawn Qaissaunee: piano, bass, acoustic guitar




It is one thing to have technique but quite another to possess musicality. These pieces swing with melodious energy echoing the sentiments of the past and the present. It would be easy to make comparisons to more recognized names but Reed's skillful band proves that jazz is an expressive art-form that still thrives heard in the drummer's spacious drum and percussion opening in "Let's Go" and the radiant tenor work of saxophonist Greg Riley in "For You, Joann" as well as Matthew Parrish's powerful bass solo in the soulful "Circle of Love."



Track listing:

1.Let’s Go
2.Wakeup Blues
3.For You JoAnn
4.Edenfred
5.Circle of Love
6.Love’s Secret
7.Dancing in Five
8.You Don’t Say
9.What Time Is It
10.Trip to Africa

Making Memories 2013

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Vana Gierig (piano)
Paquito D'Rivera (clarinet)
Sean Conly (bass)
Matthew Parrish (bass)
Marcello Pellitteri (drums)
Gene Jackson (drums)
Vinicius Barros (percussion)
Jane Hunt (violin)
Wolfram Koessel (cello) 

“Making Memories” is about the enduring quest to create good memories in life. They don’t just happen, but we have to actively do something to ‘make’ them, as they enrich us forever. With music, we are fortunate to experience many uniquely inspired moments with people, audiences and musicians all over the world. Many of these experiences become unforgettable memories that continue to shape and change us. We will cherish these memories for the rest of our lives, as they become invaluable treasures to our heart and soul, making us grow, and remaining with us, always.

This CD is also dedicated to the memory of both – Manfred Knoop, brilliant studio engineer,
musician, long-time friend and production collaborator – as well as my incomparable teacher
Charlie Banacos.



Track listing:

1. Declaration 11:52
2. Making Memories 08:49
3. Texting While Driving 07:42
4. Morning Cadence 08:44
5. The Spell 05:57
6. The Spiraling Spell 06:34
7. Rome 06:06
8. Looking Back 05:56
9. Conversations 07:34

A Reflected Journey 2013

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Tom Goehring: trumpet, flugelhorn
Roger Rosenberg: baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Dave Leohart: piano
Matt Parrish: bass (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8)
Roy Cumming: bass (4, 6, 9)
Paul Wells: drums




A Reflected Journey is a quintet date, but it doesn't have a quintet date feel about it. The man of the hour—trumpeter Tom Goehring—doubles on flugelhorn, and his front line partner, the ever engaging and well-rounded Roger Rosenberg, covers baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone and bass clarinet. With all of those horns in the picture, and a large variety of different pairing possibilities at hand, Goehring's able to paint in diverse fashion from track to track during this nine-song program.


Track listing:

  1. A Reflected Journey
  2. For Beverly
  3. Clarion Call
  4. The Walkdown
  5. Bossa Nova Ova
  6. Old Folks
  7. Con Alma
  8. Grazing In The Grass
  9. Namely You.

Sounds of Silence 2013

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums

The cd features jazz versions of pop hits like “Blackbird” by the Beatles, “Hound Dog” by Elvis, "So Far Away" by Carole King, “Sounds Of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel, and other songs familiar to Boomers and Millennials that aren’t generally done by jazz artists.




Track listing:

1.Blackbird
2.The Look Of Love
3.Sounds Of Silence
4.Georgia
5.You Don't Know Me
6.You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog
7.Besame Mucho
8.So Far Away
9.Moondance
10.Stormy Monday

Arraial do Mundo 2012

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Karine Aguiar, (Vocals)
Vana Gierig (piano)
Ricardo Vogt (guitar)
Matthew Parrish (bass)
Marcello Pellitteri (drums)
Ygor Saunier (drums)

Singer ‘Karine Aguiar’ is the ‘jewel’ in this crown of musicians. She hails from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, where she performs opera and ‘Jungle Jazz’ at the ‘Amazonas Opera House’. A good metaphor for Jungle Jazz is ‘jazz’ is the roots and the vine, while the ‘jungle’ is the leaves, flowers, and tendrils that make the plant unique. Those leaves and tendrils are true to Brazilian Amazonian rhythms and tone. Karine has helped spearhead Jungle Jazz’s popularity in Europe, where she now lives. She has played to a crowd of over 1,500 in Paris where she shared works from her CD, ‘Arraial do Mondo’, a recording with pianist, Vana Gierig. This CD was awarded a Brazilian equivalent of a Grammy in 2014 for ‘Best Brazilian Music Album’.



Track listing:
1 - Porto de Lenha
2 - Meu Baião
3 - Vento 
4 - Fica Comigo
5 - You've Changed
6 - Quem Samba Sabe
7 - Um Tom Para Jobim
8 - The Man I Love
9 - Acalanto
10 - Dia de Festa  
 

the Edinfred Files 2012

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums
Kevin Harris, piano








The Edenfred Files
The Edenfred Files almost sounds like something out of spy fiction, but its meaning is straightforward. In the summer of 2009, clarinetist Darryl Harper spent two weeks in an artist residency program called Edenfred, in Madison, Wisconsin. He used the time to work every day with the two contrasting lineups featured on this CD. What we’re hearing, then, is a précis of the creative adventure that Edenfred represented for all involved.
--from the liner notes by David Adler




Track Listing

1. Blues for Jerry
2. Sirens Calling
3. Spindleshanks
4. Walking With Old Souls
5. Kansas City Line
6. Edenfred
8. After The Rain

Tenor for Two 2011

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Anthony Nelson-Tenor
Oscar Perez-piano
Matthew Parrish-bass
Cecil Brooks III-drums



Indeed he is very much in his element this time around. Surrounded by an outstanding supportive and sensitive rhythm section of Oscar Perez-piano, Matthew Parrish-bass, Cecil Brooks III-drums, Nelson shines. Not only are they some of his closest friends, but he has worked with them in various capacities for several years. In high school he was introduced to Cecil Brooks, he worked with Matthew Parrish (Houston Person's bassist) when they were members of the Regina Carter Quintet & Sextet. Both Cecil and Matthew played on his first cd, "Testament: Live At Cecil's," for the past three years Oscar Perez has been working together in various groupings. Having had so much working experience contributes to the obvious synergy between them. Nelson says, "all of us have been on the bandstand with other groups and scenarios so we kind of have a sense of where each other is coming from."



1.Yes Sir, That's My Baby 
2.Don't Go To Strangers 
3.The Very Thought Of You 
4.Smile 
5.Miss Lady 
6.Lullaby Of The Leaves 
7.Straighten Up And Fly Right 
8.Silly 
9.Good for the Heart 
10.No Words For The Blues 
11.Strossie's Home Cookin' 

Cole Porter 2011

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David Leonhardt piano
Nancy Redd vocals
Larry McKenna sax
Matthew Parrish bass
Paul Wells drums


Cole Porter’s music has been a favorite of jazz musicians for over half a century and with this fresh vivid interpretation David Leonhardt brings together all his formidable talents as arranger, improviser, and band leader to fashion a memorable musical experience.



Track listing:

1.Love For Sale
2.Every Time We Say Goodbye
3.Just One of Those Things
4.Night and Day
5.In the Still of the Night
6.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
7.I've Got you Under My Skin
8.I Concentrate On You
9.It's All Right With Me
10.I Love You
11.All Of You
12.Get Out of Town

Testament 2011

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Anthony Nelson Jr. – tenor and soprano saxophone
Freddie Hendrix – trumpet and flugelhorn
Allyn Johnson – piano
Matthew Parish – bass
Tyshawn Sorey – drums
Cecil Brooks III – drums


Recorded live at Cecil’s Jazz Club and Restaurant in West Orange, NJ
Music:
mda: The album consists of 11 total tracks with a nice mixture of originals and standards.  For a live recording, the engineering is quite good.  A concern with live albums from smaller labels or independent artists is whether they will be able to spend the proper money on recording and mixing.  Anthony Nelson obviously did.


Track listing:

1. Two By Two
2. Elsie
3. He Looked Beyond My Faults
4. Reprise
5. Soul At Rest
6. Beautiful Booga Baby
7. Darn That Dream
8. This Little Light of Mine
9. Polkadots and Moonbeams
10. Misty
11. Paula Danielle
12. Outroduction

Capsule 2010

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Brian Landrus: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, bass flute;
Michael Cain: Rhodes, piano, electric bass;
Nir Felder: guitar;
Matthew Parish: bass;
Rudy Royston: drums. 



On Capsule his second album on his own BlueLand label, baritone saxophonist and reed multi-instrumentalist, Brian Landrus pushes the boundaries of jazz and explores a more fusion-like style inspired by Motown and other related genres.





Track Listing:

1.Striped Phase
2.Like The Wind
3.Beauty
4.I Promise
5.Capsule
6.71 & On The Road
7.Wide Sky
8.Now
 

Bach to the Blues 2009

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Alvester Garnett Drums

In a creative improvisational approach to classical themes The David Leonhardt Jazz Group interprets the Great Composers like you’ve never heard them before. From Beethoven to Aaron Copeland, Bach to Chopin, and Shubert to Erik Satie this fantastic group of jazz improvisers takes the audience on a melodic and rhythmic exploration of these timeless musical themes. Critics and audiences alike are raving about “Bach To The Blues”.
 




1.Prelude in G Major (Bach) 6:32
2.Claire De Lune (Debussy) 5:39
3.Ave Maria (Schubert) 4:18
4.Gymnopedie No. 1 (Erik Satie) 6:44
5.Prelude in A minor (Bach) 4:29
6.Adagio from Pathetique (Beethoven) 6:14
7.Simple Gifts (Copeland- Traditional) 5:01
8.Mazurka in G minor (Chopin) 7:07
9.Prelude in Bb (Bach) 5:34
10.Mazurka in C Major (Chopin) 5:10
11.Canon in D (Pachelbel) 6:04

Stories in Real Time 2009

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Alec Spiegelman, clarinet
Kenny Pexton, clarinet
Brian Landrus, bass clarinet
Marianne Solivan, voice
Lefteris Kordis, piano
Matthew Parrish, bass
Harry "Butch" Reed, drums



Stories in Real Time
"Darryl Harper has always taken the unexpected route. But four clarinets, voice and rhythm section? That’s the sound of surprise that animates Stories In Real Time...a level of high refinement...the simple pleasure of song...stirring...alluring.... " -- from the liner notes by David Adler



Track Listing

1. Bone
2. St. Minim
3.St. Dentwood
4. The Novitiate
5. The Secret
6. We Both Know
7. Magnolia
8. Bliss
9. Tilant, Zare, Nege
10. Pressing
11. Tore Up
12. A Prayer
13. Suite for Jazz

Under My Skin 2009

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Personnel: Mark Lambert: voice, electric and acoustic guitars, percussion (4); Vana Gierig: piano; Matthew Parrish: acoustic bass; Alvester Garnett: drums; Vinicius Barros: percussion (1, 2, 4); The Avenue C Orchestra.






Lambert's performance on electric and acoustic guitars is consistently superb, especially on Rogers and Hammerstein's "This Nearly Was Mine." "Vana" Gierig proves himself to be just as wonderful an accompanist as he is a soloist, and bassist Matthew Parrish shows great sensitivity, as does the superb drummer, Alvester Garnett, on this memorable set.

Track Listing:
1.I Love Paris
2.I’ve Got You Under My Skin
3.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
4.Sunshine Of Your Love
5.Tenderly
6.But Not For Me (Intro)
7.But Not For Me
8.This Nearly Was Mine
9.Without A Song;
10.Tight


Nirvana 2009

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums


Playing Original compositions by pianist David Leonhardt from their three CD series “Jazz For Yoga. Music perfect for yoga/movement/breathing/meditation played by a jazz trio of piano, bass, and drums with vibrant musical landscapes, transporting rhythmic journeys, and compelling melodic adventures that will uplift and energize your soul.
 


1.The Practice Is The Art
2.A Heart Pounding With Joy
3.Patience
4.A Moment
5.Finding The Child Within
6.Passion For Creation
7.Movement And Breath
8.Nirvana

Serenity 2009

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums


Playing Original compositions by pianist David Leonhardt from their three CD series “Jazz For Yoga. Music perfect for yoga/movement/breathing/meditation played by a jazz trio of piano, bass, and drums with vibrant musical landscapes, transporting rhythmic journeys, and compelling melodic adventures that will uplift and energize your soul.
 


1.Serenity
2.No Fear No Misery
3.The Vital Breath
4.A Voyage Into Stillness
5.The Creative Mind
6.Minor Emergence
7.Divine Gift Of Creative Fire

Peace 2009

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums


Playing Original compositions by pianist David Leonhardt from their three CD series “Jazz For Yoga. Music perfect for yoga/movement/breathing/meditation played by a jazz trio of piano, bass, and drums with vibrant musical landscapes, transporting rhythmic journeys, and compelling melodic adventures that will uplift and energize your soul.
 


1.Peace
2.Inspiration Calls To Me
3.The Mysterious Vibration Of Kindred Tones
4.The Fun Of Playing (Together)
5.The Beauty Of Our Divine Breath
6.Bind Our Selves To Joy
7.Surrender is Fulfillment
8.Faithful To The Moment

Explorations 2008

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Alvester Garnett Drums


An eclectic collection of jazzed up arrangements that showcase the improvisational abilities of Leonhardt and his trio in a creative journey set to songs by James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Elton John, George Harrison as well as Horace Silver, Jerome Kern and a handful of memorable originals by Leonhardt.
 




1.Whispers Of Contentment-Shouts Of Joy
2.While My Guitar Gently Sleeps
3.Your Song
4.Iberian Lament
5.Sunshine Of Your Love
6.Late Night Blues
7.Winter Waltz
8.Fire And Rain
9.Peace
10.The Dawn Over Morocco
11.Yesterdays
12.Explorations
 

View From the Edge 2008

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums


An exciting collection of Leonhardt original compositions for jazz trio. Full of flights of improvisation and musical journeys!
 




1.Sultry And Sensual
2.The Falling Snow
3.EZ Piece #2
4.Prelude
5.Dancing Down Staris
6.A Rainy Sunday
7.Why Not Love?
8.Come With Me
9.View From The Edge
10.EZ Piece #3

 

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow 2008

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Artist
Credit
Hector del Curto - Bandoneon
William Gallison - Harmonica
Werner "Vana" Gierig - Arranger, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Sonic Environment, String Arrangements
Nic Hard- -String Engineer
Fran Janik - Photography
Gregory Jones - Bass
Wolfram Koessel - Cello, Performer, Strings
Mark Lambert - Guitar, Vocals (Background)
Ute Lemper - Adaptation, Arranger, Composer, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals (Background)
Bob Ludwig - Mastering
Matthew Parrish - Bass (Acoustic)
Morris Pleasure - Bass
Mauro Refosco - Percussion
Catherine Russell - Vocals (Background)
Todd Turkisher - Drum Programming, Drums, Percussion, Producer
Nils Wuelker - Guest Artist, Primary Artist, Trumpet



Tracklist
1
The Greatest Ride

2
Stranger Friend

3
Blood And Feathers

4
Luna

5
Ghosts Of Berlin

6
Wings Of Desire

7
Nomad

8
Here Is Love

9
Nevada

10
September Mourn

11
Epilog

 

Family Favorites 2007

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Music Together collection
 

I'll Be Seing You 2006

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Personnel: Regina Carter: violin; Xavier Davis: piano (except 4); Matthew Parrish: bass; Alvester Garnett: drums (except 4,9); Dee Dee Bridgewater: vocals (3,9) Carla Cook: vocals (5,6,11); Paquito D'Rivera: clarinet (1-4,6); Gil Goldstein: accordion (1-3,6,12).



The violinist is in excellent form throughout, soaring with lyrical panache on the swing tunes, grinding away blissfully on the blues numbers, and revealing a tender, dulcet side on the ballads, with a somber take on the titular closing track. Despite the context, the album never drifts into maudlin territory. Simultaneously celebratory and reverent, I'll Be Seeing You is a fitting tribute to Grace Louise Carter.



Track Listing:
1.Anitra's Dance
2.Little Brown Jug
3.Bei Mir Bist Du Schn
4.Sentimental Journey
5.You Took Advantage of Me
6.St. Louis Blues
7.A-Tisket, A-Tasket
8.Blue Rose
9.This Can't Be Love
10.How Ruth Felt
11.There's a Small Hotel
12.I’ll Be Seeing You

 

Root To The Fruit 2006

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Artist
Credit
Glenn BarrattEngineer
Tyrone BrownBass (Acoustic)
Ruth Naomi FloydArranger, Composer, Cover Photo, Improvisation, Photography, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
Ron HowertonPercussion
Scott HullMastering
Cheung Ching MingPhotography
James NewtonFlute
Matthew ParrishBass (Acoustic)
Ralph PetersonDrums
Mark PrinceDrums

everybody's song 2005

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Tony Deangelis, drums
Matthew Parrish, bass
Jim Ridl, piano
Ralph Bowen, Sax

Recorded at Maggie's Farm

Triophony 2005

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums




Triphony
Triphony is the outgrowth of a run of performances by The Onus Trio at Ze Mean Bean Café in Baltimore. Within the confines of the cozy restaurant's tiny, railed bandstand, the trio began performing pieces from The Onus Quintet's working repertoire, but eventually developed new material of their own, a collection of new compositions along with a large body of free improvisations. Featuring compositions by Andy Jaffe, Stevie Wonder, and Phillip Braham; originals by Harper; and free improvisations by the trio, Triphony documents The Onus’s exploration from scripted to entirely spontaneous ventures.




Track Listing

1. The Snake
2. Sarabande
3. Courante
4. Jesus, Children of America
5. Limehouse Blues
6. Triphony
7. Dig In
8. Cariocas
9. Doxology
10. Jig
11. Something Inside Me
12. Eve

I'll be Home for Christmas 2005

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David Leonhardt piano
Nancy Redd vocals
Larry McKenna sax
Matthew Parrish bass
Taro Okamoto drums

Christmas music from a jazz point of view. A selecton of holiday melodies played by a burning rhythm section, with soulful sax and vivacious vocals.
 




1.Let It Snow
2.Oh Christmas Tree
3.Winter Wonderland
4.We Three Kings
5.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
6.Jingle Bells
7.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8.I'll Be Home For Christmas
9.God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
10.Sleigh Ride
11.It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
12.Frosty The Snowman
13.The Christmas Song
14.Here Comes Santa Claus
15.White Christmas
 

 

The Many Moods 2005

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Personnel
Miss Justine, vocals; Tom Lawton,piano; Matt Parrish, bass; Leon Jordan, drums; William (Bill)Lacy, trumpet; Larry McKenna, sax; Gerald (Twig) Smith,guitar.





Track Listing
Maybe, Where Do You Start, Don't You Know I Care, Goodbye, Moondance, No More, Mr.Kicks, Here's To Life, Peter Gunn, I Just Dropped By To Say Hello, Love Look Away, Star Eyes, I'll Be Seeing You.
 

 

Harry Potter 2005

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Tracklist
1
Hedwig's Them


2

Diagon Alley


3

Voldemort


4

Hogwarts Foreve


5

Family Portrait (prologue)


6

Nimbus 2000 (Quidditch)


7

Fluffy's Harp


8

Harry's Wondrous World, Part 1


9

Harry's Wondrous World, Part 2


10

Harry's Wondrous World (Quidditch Theme

nothingman 2004

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Personnel:
Ben Schachter, reeds
Jef Lee Johnson, guitars
Matthew Parrish, bass
Craig McIver, drums





Schachter recasts John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice" in a rapid 6/4 tempo that also jumps into, then out of, a few bars of 4/4 in each chorus, and Schachter negotiates the tune's dizzying chord progressions with an explosive tenor solo that grabs the listener from the outset and never lets go. By contrast, Schachter's tenor invests his original ballad "'He So Beautiful': Emmett Wallace" with convincing warmth. On "Everyone's A Genius," Schachter and Johnson intertwine contrapuntally over a swinging rhythm. Two tunes unfold with off-kilter, hip funk beats, and "New Toy" features the leader's fine soprano sax work. The rhythm section is fully together. They are at the service of the music. They go where the music needs to go. With Nothingman , Ben Schachter has produced a top-shelf CD of modern jazz.



Track Listing:
  1. Tribal Delusions,
  2. The Day The Happy Jazz Cried
  3. Moment's Notice
  4. "Think", She Said (Melancholy)
  5. Suddenly Sentient
  6. Everyone's A Genius
  7. "He So Beautiful": Emmett Wallace
  8. Queens Session Blues
  9. New Toy
  10. Nothingman
  11. Aged

 

Y'All Got It 2004

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Jeff Ray, guitar
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums
Harry Appelman, organ, piano




Y'All Got It
Y'All Got It pays loving tribute to the late composer Charlie Smalls, whose brainchild, the 1975 Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz, left an indelible mark on Harper when he saw the original Broadway production as child. Adopting the time-honored jazz tradition of borrowing pieces from musical theater, Harper presents sympathetic arrangements of eight tunes from The Wiz. While showcasing the beauty of the familiar melodies, Harper’s arrangements not only nurture nostalgia for the musical, but also present Smalls's compositions as viable and interesting vehicles for jazz improvisation. The album also includes a fitting ballad by noted jazz composer Andy Jaffe.


Track Listing

1. Be a Lion
2. He's the Wizard
3. Soon As I Get Home
4. Slide Some Oil to Me
5. If You Believe in Yourself
6. I Was Born the Day Before Yesterday
7. What Would I Do If I Could Feel?
8. Y'All Got It
9. If I Had a Dream

Tambourine 2004

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MUSIC TOGETHER®
TAMBOURINE
Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®
Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover,
Megan Hayes, Carlie Ilvento, Anne Elise LeGall, Meggie
McQuade, Russell Valdez, Lynne Ransom, K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, John McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish.

Violin: Julie Lyonn Lieberman. Piano/keyboards: David Davis, K. Guilmartin.

Percussion: Glen Velez, Ed Nardi. Latin percussion: Leslie “Chuggy” Carter.

Saxophone: Ken Ulansey. Flutes, bass recorder, ocarina: Jill Crawford. Pennywhistle: J. Crawford, K. Ulansey. Harmonica: J. Perry, Guy DeRosa.

Produced/arranged by K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach/music consultant: L. Ransom. Engineers: Greg Frey (Graphic
Sound), Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio), Larry Buksbaum (Brielle Music). Manufactured by Disc Makers.
©®2004MusicTogetherLLC,PrincetonNJ

Opening Doors 2004

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Richard Budesa Arranger
Winston Byrd Trumpet
Patrick Byrne Guitar
Orrin Evans Organ (Hammond)
Kenny Jackson Bass (Electric)
Ron Kerber Saxophone
Lou Lanza Arranger, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
Matthew Parrish Bass (Acoustic)
John Swana Trumpet
John Vanore Engineer
J.D. Walter Liner Notes
Dan Zank Fender Rhodes, Organ (Hammond)




Riders On The Storm
Break On Through (Organ Mix)
Hello, I Love You
Touch Me
Love Me Two Times
Wintertime Love
Light My Fire
Roadhouse Blues
Spanish Caravan
People Are Strange
Break On Through (Rhodes Mix)

The Shelly Oliver Tap Dancers DVD

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David Leonhardt-Piano
Matthew Parrish-Bass
Taro Okamoto-Drums


A collection of standards made with the clear intent that it be danceable and fun with a clear and steady beat. Some of the best from the Tap Music For Tap Dancers series.
 




1.Tuxedo Junction
2.It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
3.Young At Heart
4.Our Love Is Here To Stay
5.Night And Day
6.Blues Shuffle
7.What's New
8.They Can't Take That Away From Me
9.I Only Have Eyes For You
10.St. Thomas
11.All Of Me
 
 

So Far 2004

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MUSICIANS


Gilad: Percussion

Matthew Parrish: Bass

Vinny Valentino: Plays Yamaha guitars and D’Addario strings David Budway: Piano / keyboards / B-3

Alvester Garnett: Drums


Recorded at Mohawk Studios

Engineered by Manfred Knoop

Executive producer: Frank Bray

Produced by Vinny Valentino and Matthew Parrish


BMI © All rights reserved
 
 

Jammin Out 2004

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David Leonhardt-Piano
Matthew Parrish-Bass
Taro Okamoto-Drums

The Tap Dance series. More songs you love to hear. More feels you want to dance to. More tempos that inspire. Swing, latin, jazz. fast and slow. Get this one!
 




1.Summerwind
2.Let's Do It
3.Poincianna
4.LOVE
5.Tenderly
6.St. Thomas
7.Jammin' In 7
8.The Nearness Of You
9.Sunrise
10.Laura
11.A Minor Blues
12.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home to
13.Billie's Bounce
 
 

Metal on Wood 2004

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David Leonhardt-Piano
Matthew Parrish-Bass
Taro Okamoto-Drums

The Tap Dance series. More songs you love to hear. More feels you want to dance to. More tempos that inspire. Swing, latin, jazz. fast and slow. Get this one!
 








1.All Of Me
2.Teach Me Tonight
3.Wave
4.I Want To Be Happy
5.Take Five
6.Emily
7.Slippin' Down
8.Stella By Starlight
9.Shell's Vamp
10.A Foggy Day
11.It Had To Be You
12.Blues For Alice
 
 

The Shelly Oliver Tap Dancers DVD

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David Leonhardt piano
Nancy Redd vocals
Larry McKenna sax
Matthew Parrish bass
Taro Okamoto drums


A collection of standards made with the clear intent that it be danceable and fun with a clear and steady beat. Some of the best from the Tap Music For Tap Dancers series.
 


1.Summerwind
2.Teach Me Tonight
3.Poinciana
4.The Nearness Of You
5.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
6.Tenderly
7.It Had To Be You
8.Wave
9.Let's Do It
10.I Want To Be Happy
11.Emily
12.Dave's Blues
 
 

The Temple of Beautiful 2003

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Tracklist

1. Caravan
2. Pent Up House
Guest, Guitar – Ron Afiff*
3. Maiden Voyage
4. The Temple Of Beautiful
5. Brotherhood
6. Miri Intro
7. Sunny
8. Mother Shipton
9. Give Me Some
10. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

Sonata to the Blues 2003

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Blue Invention is in the Baroque invention form ala Bach. Matthew Parrish Joins Joel on the Double Bass for this song.

In My Life 2003

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Denise Montana - Vocals
Larry McKenna - Sax
Jason Shattil - Piano
Matthew Parrish - Bass
Tony Deangelis - Drums


© ® 2003 Denise Montana

Bells 2003

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MUSIC TOGETHER® BELLS Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Haley Carstensen, Meggie McQuade, Anne Elise LeGall, Megan Hayes, K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, John McVey. Piano: David Davis,

K. Guilmartin. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish. Percussion: Ed Nardi, K. Guilmartin. Latin percussion: Leslie “Chuggy” Carter. Flute, alto flute, pennywhistle: Jill Crawford. Horn: Dan Grabois. Clarinet: Paul Butler. Handbells: James Weber, Neil McDonald. Harmonica: Joel Perry. Whistling: Mark McNutt.

Produced and arranged by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach and music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineers: Greg Frey (Graphic Sound), Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio). Manufactured by Disc Makers.


Every reasonable effort has been made to identify and locate copyright holders of the material on this recording. Any omission is inadvertent and will be corrected by contacting: Music Together LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton N] 08542.


©® 2003 Music Together LLC

Fan Into Flame 2002

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MUSICIANS
RUTH NAOMI FLOYD: vocals
JAMES WEIDMAN: piano JULIAN JOSEPH: piano
BRYAN CARROTT: Vibraphone
GARY THOMAS: tenor saxophone and flute
BOBBY ZANKEL: alto saxophone
MATTHEW PARRISH: acoustic bass
REGGIE WASHINGTON: electric bass
MARK PRINCE: drums

* Additional vocals on track 13 performed by Mary Elizabeth Palmer and Esther Melvina Sawyer
* Alto saxophone on track 6 performed by David DeJesus

Produced by James Weidman Associate Producers: Kazunori Sugiyama & Keith R. McKinley Executive Producer: Keith R. McKinley


All songs arranged by James Weidman, except where indicated in enclosed booklet. Please see enclosed booklet for publishing information.

© & @2002 Contour Records

Maracas 2002

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MUSIC TOGETHER® MARACAS Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Megan Hayes, Meggie McQuade, Anne Elise LeGall, Daniel Jacobs, K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, J. McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish. Piano: David Davis, K. Guilmartin. Percussion: Ed Nardi. Latin percussion: Leslie "Chuggy” Carter. Flute, recorder, pennywhistle: Jill Crawford. Violin: Orest Artymiw. Handbells: James Weber, Neil McDonald. Harmonica: J. Perry.

Produced / arranged by K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach/ music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineers: Greg Frey


(Graphic Sound), Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio). Manufactured by Disc Makers.


Every reasonable effort has been made to identlfy' and locate copyright holders of the material on this recording. Any omission is m'advertent and will be corrected by contacting: Music Together LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Pnn'ceton NJ 08542.


©® 2002 Music Together LLC

Sticks 2002

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MUSIC TOGETHERO" STICKS Song Collection


Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children’”


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Megan Hayes, Meggie McQuade, Anne Elise LeGall, Lynne Ransom, K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, J. McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish. Piano: K. Guilmartin. Percussion: Ed Nardi. Latin percussion: Leslie “Chuggy” Carter. Soprano, alto, and baritone saxophones: Ken Ulansey. Flute, pennywhistle: Jill Crawford. Violin: Orest Artymiw. Harmonica: J. Perry.

Produced / arranged by K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach / music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineers: Greg Frey (Graphic Sound), Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio). Manu- factured by Disc Makers.


Every reasonable effort has been made to identify' and locate copyright holders of the material on this recordln'g. Any omission is inadvertent and Will' be corrected by contactln'g: Music Together LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Prln'ceton N] 08542.


©® 2002 Music Together LLC

Drum 2001

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MUSIC TOGETHER®


DRUM Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Megan Hayes, Meggie McQuade, Anne Elise LeGall,

K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, John McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish. Piano / keyboards: David Davis, K. Guilm'artin'. MIDI pro- grammm'g: David Davis. Percussion: Ed Nardi, K. Guilm'artm', John McVey. Latm' percussion: Leslie “Chuggy” Carter. Saxophones, tm' whis'tle: Ken Ulansey. Steel drum: Roy Crosse.

Produced / arranged by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach/ music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineers: Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio), Greg Frey (Graphic Sound),

Skip Tullen (Tullen Sound). Manufactured and prm'ted by Disc Makers, New Jersey, USA.


Every reasonable effort has been made to identify and locate copyright holders of the material on this recording. Any omission is inadvertent and will be corrected by contacting: Music Together LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542.


©® 2001 Music Together LLC

Mood Swings 2001

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Featuring: Mike Boone, Rich Budesa, Rob Budesa, Glenn Ferracone, Paul Klinefelter, Jim Miller, Matthew Parrish, Bill Schilling, Jason Shatil



1. Invested in Love
2. Stompin’ at the Savoy
3. My Foolish Heart
4. Cozumel
5. Medley - Imagination, My Romance
6. Chega de Saude (\No More Blues)
7. Every Time We Say Goodbye
8. I Want to be With You
9. I Thought About You
10. The Shadow of Your Smile
11. All the Things You Are
12. The Midnight Sun
13. This I Dig of You
14. Afternoon Love Song



Flutes 2001

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MUSIC TOGETHER®


FLUTES Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Megan Hayes, Meggie McQuade, Anne Elise LeGall, Kurt and Teddy Snieckus, K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, J. McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish. Keyboards: David Davis, Cleve Kersh. Cello: David Darling. Percussion: Ed N ardi. Latin percussion: Leslie “Chuggy” Carter. Harmonica: J. Perry. Flutes, ocarina: Jill Crawford. Recorders, baroque flute: Gwyn Roberts. Panpipes: Janet Campbell-Drexler. Pennywhistle: Ken Ulansey.

Produced / arranged by K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach/ music


consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineers: Greg Frey (Graphic Sound), Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio). Manu—


factured by Disc Makers.


Every reasonable effort has been made to identify and locate copyright holders of the material on this recording. Any omission is m'advertent and will be corrected by contacting: Music Together LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542.


©® 2001 Music Together

John David Simon 2000

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John David Simon And Friends With


Clark Terry & Etta Jones


John David Simon: tenor saxophone
Clark Terry: trumpet & Flugelhorn
Etta Jones: vocals
Eddie Bert: trombone
Mike Longo: piano
Matthew Parrish: bass
Bobby Durham: drums

Song of the Promised land 2000

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Bass – Matthew Parrish
Drums – Steve Hass
Piano – Eric Lewis
Violin – Miri Ben-Ari
Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis


Tracklist

1. Song of the Promised Land
Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis
2. White on Rice
3. The Temple Beautiful
Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis
4. Brotherhood
5. Alice in Wonderland
6. Diggin In
7. Peace
8. D Blues
9. Old Fox

Triangles 2000

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MUSIC TOGETHER® TRIANGLE Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz. Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John Crls'citiello McVey, Gerry Dignan, K. Guilmartin,


Megan Hayes, Meggie McQuade. Guitar: Joel Perry, John Criscitiello McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish.


Piano: David DaVIS', Brad Hfll’, K. Guflrn'artln'.

Percussion: Ed N ardi, Glen Velez, K. Guilmartin.

Latin percussion: Leslie "Chuggy" Carter.

Recorder: Roberta Truscello, Lili Levinowitz. Flute: Mary Knysh.

Clarinet and bass clarinet: Paul Butler. Harmonica: Joel Perry.

Autoharp: John Criscitiello McVey. Kazoo: K. Guilmartin.

Produced / arranged by Kenneth K. Guilrnartin. Vocal coach / music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineer: Mark McNutt, Forge Recording


©® 2000 Music Together LLC, Princeton NJ

Fiddle 2000

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MUSIC TOGETHER® FIDDLE Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Megan Hayes, Lynn Lobban, John Criscitiello McVey. Additional vocals: K. Guilmartin, Anne Elise LeGall, Meggie McQuade, Lynne Ransom.

Guitar: Joel Perry, J. McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish.

Piano: David Davis, K. Guilmartin. MIDI programming: D. Davis.

Percussion: Ed Nardi, Glen Velez, K. Guilmartin, Mark McNutt.

Violin, octave violin: Julie Lyonn Lieberman. Violin: Ruotao Mao.

Cello: Mikyung Lee. Trumpet: John Vanore.

Harmonica: J. Perry. Whistling: J. McVey.

Produced/ arranged by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach / music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Additional vocal arrangements: John Criscitiello McVey. Engineer: Mark McNutt, Forge Recording Studio. Additional recording / editing: Gregory Frey, Graphic Sound; Larry Buksbaum, Brielle Music. Manufactured by Disc Makers, New Jersey, USA.


©® 2000 Music Together LLC, Princeton NJ

Awaiting the Spirit 2000

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John Blake, Violin
Ralph Bowen, Sax (Tenor)
Warren Cooper, Vocals
Darien Ebo, Congas, Percussion
Duane Eubanks, Trumpet

Gloria Galante, Harp
Leonard "Doc" Gibbs, Percussion
Darryl Hall, Bass (Electric)
Chico Huff, Bass (Electric)
Chris Hunter, Flute, Sax (Soprano)
Michelle Kornegay, Vocals
Barry Sames, Composer, Keyboards, Liner Notes, Piano, Primary Artist, Producer
Marlon Simon, Drums
Lee Smith, Bass (Acoustic)
Matthew Parrish, Bass (Acoustic)
Beverly Stewart, Vocals
Lewis Taylor, Sax (Alto)




Tracklist
01. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
02. Awaiting The Spirit
03. Steal Away
04. We Are One In The Spirit
05. Blessed Assurance
06. Awaiting The Spirit (Poem)
07. My Faith Looks Up To Thee
08. A Love Supreme
09. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
10. An Innocent Cry (Poem)
11. An Innocent Cry
12. Abide With Me

Walk and Not be Faint 1999

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Musicians: Ruth Naomi Floyd - Vocals, James Weidman and Jason Shattil - Piano, Tyrone Brown and Matthew Parrish - Bass, Bobby Zankel - Alto and Soprano Saxophone, Kangwon Kim and Gwen Laster - Violin, Ron Howerton and Mark Prince - Percussion, Talib Kibwe - Flute, Tenor and Alto Saxophone, Steve Beskrone - Electric Bass. Guest Vocals by Githinji Gichubi, Martin Kimani, Stella Mugambi, Henry Sekawngu, and Wambui Mutiga.

Track Listing
1. We Celebrate
2. One in the Spirit
3. I'm Telling You Now
4. Train Underground
5. Straight Ahead
6. My Dungeon Shook
7. Responsibility
8. The Face I've Never Seen
9. A Flower is a Lovesome Thing
10. 3 in 1 (Spirit interlude)
11. Walk and Not Be Faint
12. Oh Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
13. In a Whisper
14. We Celebrate (reprise)

Reoccuring Dream 1999

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Jeff Ray, guitar
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums
Kyle Koehler, piano







Reoccurring Dream
"Reoccurring Dream" is The Onus Quintet's sophomore release. The recording finds the band, some three years after its inception, exhibiting the sort of vitality and cohesiveness that comes only with time. With the spontaneity and sensitivity of a veteran chamber ensemble, The Onus brings vividly to life a program of original compositions and creatively arranged standards that probe the mysterious, liquid realms of dreams. The album includes original compositions by Tony Haywood, bassist Matthew Parrish, guitarist Jeff Ray, and Harper. Harper also contributes arrangements of Mingus’s “Nostalgia in Time Square”, Cole Porter’s “Night and Day”, and Johnny Mercer’s “Autumn Leaves”.



Track Listing
1. Nostalgia in Times Square
2. Kiss Me Again
3. Reoccurring Dream
4. Night and Day
5. I Wonder
6. Letter To My Brother
7. Falling Leaves
8. Narcolepsy
9. Caliban's Nightmare

Clear Days 1999

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Recorded at: Morningstar Studios, Slot I Studios, Be Jolly Music Mixed at: Studio Crash by Richard Waller BC Bill Jolly


Mastered at Masterworks Studio CD Cover and Photo: Gerald Purnell. Used by permission.


Produced by Bill Jolly Executive producer: Michelle Kiner


Musicians Jimmy Gaskins — Piano (1 & 4 thru 7)
Gerald Smith — guitar (1)
Matt Parish - Bass (1 8c 4 thru 7)
Gerald Veasley — bass (2)
Lucky Thompson — Drums (1, 4 thru 8 & 10)
Frank Dean — Steel drum (3)
Bill Jolly — Piano (3 s: 8), Organ (8, 9 &10)
John Swana - trumpet (6 & 8)

Tasty 1998

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pianists Don Wilson and Jimmy Gaskins, bassists Matt Parrish and Darryl Hall, drummer Milt McLaurin, guest guitarist Gerald Smith, and a special live "Remembrance" dedicated to and featuring the legendary pianist Gerald Price.




1. I'm Old Fashioned
  2. Hello Like Before
  3. Jazz Ain't Nothin' But Soul
  4. Someone To Watch Over Me
  5. Hasta Manana
  6. What Do You See In Her
  7. You and I
  8. Someone To Light Up My Life
  9. Knocks Me Off My Feet
  10. You Do

the Onus 1997

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Jeff Ray, guitar
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums
Jason Shattil, piano


The Onus
This debut recording captures The Onus Quintet in its infancy. The CD’s program consists of three original compositions by Harper, his inventive arrangement of Stevie Wonder's "Too High”, and a piece co-written by Harper and then Onus manager Tony Haywood.  The album also bears witness to Harper’s early experiments with various instrument combinations within the quintet.






Track Listing
1. DePriest
2. Too High
3. Nina
4. How Now
5. Bliss
6. Inner Urge

Deja Vu 1995

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Déjà Vu is a reissue of a disc originally released in 1995 as The Trio, featuring

Orrin Evans on piano
Matthew Parrish on bass
Byron Landham on drums

Great playing abounds on this early session. Its interest is heightened by the appearance of several pieces that Evans would go on to record on his later Criss Cross albums: "Explain It to Me," "Dorm Life," "Big Jimmy," and Monk's "Rhythm-a-Ning." The opening "I Want to Be Happy," played in a straight-ahead, lilting 3/4, is quite different from the daring treatment the standard would receive five or so years later on Evans' Listen to the Band. Previously unheard Evans originals also appear, such as "Monroe" and "5-4-94," the latter a solo piano feature. The showstopper is an extended, medium-swing reading of Cole Porter's "I Love You." Now that Evans has established himself as a pianist to be reckoned with, Déjà Vu provides a timely look back.

Now Ain't That Love 1995

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Produced by Bob “BP” Perkins 8c Denise King Recorded: Valentine’s Day 1995

WHYY Studio, Philadelphia

Engineer: Joyce Leiberman

Mastered: John Wicks Third Story

Recording Studio, Philadelphia

Photography: Paris Gray

Manufactured and printed by Disc Makers, New Jersey, USA.


Musicians:

Orrin Evans: Piano

Matt Parrish: Bass on 1, 7-10

Greg McDonald: Drums

Sam Reed: Tenor Sax

Rain or Shine 2017

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Houston Person on record is not much different. He's in the room, his horn singing those lyrics you know, or taking a funky field trip to 132nd and Madison. Soul jazz is so much richer because of his presence. On his new HighNote album, Rain or Shine, he's alongside pianist Lafayette Harris, bassist Mathew Parrish, guitarist Rodney Jones, drummer Vince Ector and longtime friend Warren Vache on cornet — wondering where the love has gone, promising our day will come, making a plaintive declaration that everything must change. Whether it's raining or shining, you believe this weatherman's forecast. 

Tracks

1. Come Rain or Come Shine
2. 132nd and Madison
3. Everything Must Change
4. Learnin' the Blues
5. I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
6. Soupbone
7. Never Let Me Go
8. Our Day Will Come
9. Danny Boy

Dream A Little Dream 2017

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Personnel: Michelle Lordi: vocals; Bill Avayou: drums; Mike Frank: piano; Larry McKenna: tenor saxophone; Matthew Parrish: bass; John Swana: trombone (tracks 2, 3, 5. 6. 7); Sonny Troy: guitar; Jay Webb: trumpet.



Track Listing: Dream a Little Dream; They Say Its Wonderful; No Moon at All; The Lamp Is Low; I Hear Music; Thou Swell; This Time the Dreams on Me.

Scenes From An Italian 2017

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Personnel: Lou Lanza: vocals; Matt Scarano: drums; Paul Sottile: piano; Tony Gairo: Saxophones, Clarinet & Flute; Matthew Parrish: bass; Mike Lorenz: guitar.






Track Listing:
1 THE STRANGER
2 MODERN WOMAN
3 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
4 SHAMELESS
5 DON’T ASK ME WHY
6 ROSALINDAS EYES
7 HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHT
8 ZANZIBAR
9 BABY GRAND
10 SCENES FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Organic 2016

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Album Produced and Arranged by Matthew Parrish

Ficha técnica:
Produção, Arranjos e baixo acústico - Matthew Parrish
Pianos - Fábio Torres (exceto faixas 5, 10, 11 e 12).
Bateria - Ygor Saunier
Engenheiro de Áudio - Adonias Jr.
Egenheiros de áudio assistentes - Ronaldo Frige e Daniel Tápia
Design Capa: Fábio Farello. Foto de capa: Wagner Kaiowas

Participações especiais:
Guinga (violão faixa 11)
Ricardo Castellanos (piano e bongô, faixa 5)
Vinícius Barros (percussão faixas 2, 3, 5, 7)
Leandro Lui (percussão faixas 10 e 12)

Gravado em Julho /2016 nos Estúdios Trama (São Paulo, Brasil).
Mix e Master: Estúdio Arsis (São Paulo, Brasil).


Spark 2014

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Marianne Solivan - vocals
Xavier Davis - piano
Matthew Parrish - bass
Gregory Hutchinson - drums

Passion, sincerity, energy, originality, courage, joy … these words all came to mind as I listened to the wonderfully engaging music on Spark, Marianne’s second release for Hipnotic Records. Self produced by Solivan, she clearly gave careful consideration to the musical territory she wanted to explore and the musicians she wanted to accompany her on this journey. The stellar trio of Xavier Davis (piano), Mathew Parrish (bass) and Gregory Hutchinson (drums) are beautifully engaged and supportive throughout the entire session.
Liner notes by Lewis Nash

Track listing:


1. Spark
2. Hum Drum Blues
3. First Desire
4. The Lies of Handsome Men
5. Tender as a Rose
6. I Wanna Be Around
7. If I Were to Love You
8. The Dove
9. This Is New
10. On a Clear Night
11. Ooh, What'cha Doin' to Me
12. El Cantante
13. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?



the Need's Got to be Deep 2014

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"Darryl Harper has honed his playing chops over a 30-year career composing and performing on gospel, funk, chamber music and jazz bandstands. He has become distinctly adept at composing and performing music with a virtuosity that mines multiple musical disciplines with a boundless conceptual alchemy, and this virtuosity and vision drives the music on The Need’s Got To Be So Deep. Throughout this album, Harper declares his conceptual, technical, compositional, and historical authority and command, and makes his perspective on what jazz is and its possibilities brilliantly apparent."
--from the album liner notes by Bill Gaskins





Track Listing
Disc 1 1. Tale of a Suburban Cowboy 2. Scrapbook 3. The Side Pipers Jazz Clarinet Quartet 4. Variations 5. Ballad 6. Interlude 8. Spin 9. Not Like This Disc 2 1. The Need’s Got To Be So Deep 2. Postures 3. Anthem for Unity 4. Water Pistol 5. Playtime for Unity Dances fro Outcasts 4. Prodigal Son 5. The Fugitive 6. Prelude and Fuge-Like Woodwind Quintet 4. Bach Corral 5. Pandeirinho 6. Penthex

1st Time 2014

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Harry “Butch” Reed: drums, percussion
Matthew Parrish: acoustic bass
Aaron Graves: piano
Greg Riley: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
E. Shawn Qaissaunee: piano, bass, acoustic guitar




It is one thing to have technique but quite another to possess musicality. These pieces swing with melodious energy echoing the sentiments of the past and the present. It would be easy to make comparisons to more recognized names but Reed's skillful band proves that jazz is an expressive art-form that still thrives heard in the drummer's spacious drum and percussion opening in "Let's Go" and the radiant tenor work of saxophonist Greg Riley in "For You, Joann" as well as Matthew Parrish's powerful bass solo in the soulful "Circle of Love."



Track listing:

1.Let’s Go
2.Wakeup Blues
3.For You JoAnn
4.Edenfred
5.Circle of Love
6.Love’s Secret
7.Dancing in Five
8.You Don’t Say
9.What Time Is It
10.Trip to Africa

Making Memories 2013

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Vana Gierig (piano)
Paquito D'Rivera (clarinet)
Sean Conly (bass)
Matthew Parrish (bass)
Marcello Pellitteri (drums)
Gene Jackson (drums)
Vinicius Barros (percussion)
Jane Hunt (violin)
Wolfram Koessel (cello) 

“Making Memories” is about the enduring quest to create good memories in life. They don’t just happen, but we have to actively do something to ‘make’ them, as they enrich us forever. With music, we are fortunate to experience many uniquely inspired moments with people, audiences and musicians all over the world. Many of these experiences become unforgettable memories that continue to shape and change us. We will cherish these memories for the rest of our lives, as they become invaluable treasures to our heart and soul, making us grow, and remaining with us, always.

This CD is also dedicated to the memory of both – Manfred Knoop, brilliant studio engineer,
musician, long-time friend and production collaborator – as well as my incomparable teacher
Charlie Banacos.



Track listing:

1. Declaration 11:52
2. Making Memories 08:49
3. Texting While Driving 07:42
4. Morning Cadence 08:44
5. The Spell 05:57
6. The Spiraling Spell 06:34
7. Rome 06:06
8. Looking Back 05:56
9. Conversations 07:34

A Reflected Journey 2013

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Tom Goehring: trumpet, flugelhorn
Roger Rosenberg: baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Dave Leohart: piano
Matt Parrish: bass (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8)
Roy Cumming: bass (4, 6, 9)
Paul Wells: drums




A Reflected Journey is a quintet date, but it doesn't have a quintet date feel about it. The man of the hour—trumpeter Tom Goehring—doubles on flugelhorn, and his front line partner, the ever engaging and well-rounded Roger Rosenberg, covers baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone and bass clarinet. With all of those horns in the picture, and a large variety of different pairing possibilities at hand, Goehring's able to paint in diverse fashion from track to track during this nine-song program.


Track listing:

  1. A Reflected Journey
  2. For Beverly
  3. Clarion Call
  4. The Walkdown
  5. Bossa Nova Ova
  6. Old Folks
  7. Con Alma
  8. Grazing In The Grass
  9. Namely You.

Sounds of Silence 2013

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums

The cd features jazz versions of pop hits like “Blackbird” by the Beatles, “Hound Dog” by Elvis, "So Far Away" by Carole King, “Sounds Of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel, and other songs familiar to Boomers and Millennials that aren’t generally done by jazz artists.




Track listing:

1.Blackbird
2.The Look Of Love
3.Sounds Of Silence
4.Georgia
5.You Don't Know Me
6.You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog
7.Besame Mucho
8.So Far Away
9.Moondance
10.Stormy Monday

Arraial do Mundo 2012

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Karine Aguiar, (Vocals)
Vana Gierig (piano)
Ricardo Vogt (guitar)
Matthew Parrish (bass)
Marcello Pellitteri (drums)
Ygor Saunier (drums)

Singer ‘Karine Aguiar’ is the ‘jewel’ in this crown of musicians. She hails from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, where she performs opera and ‘Jungle Jazz’ at the ‘Amazonas Opera House’. A good metaphor for Jungle Jazz is ‘jazz’ is the roots and the vine, while the ‘jungle’ is the leaves, flowers, and tendrils that make the plant unique. Those leaves and tendrils are true to Brazilian Amazonian rhythms and tone. Karine has helped spearhead Jungle Jazz’s popularity in Europe, where she now lives. She has played to a crowd of over 1,500 in Paris where she shared works from her CD, ‘Arraial do Mondo’, a recording with pianist, Vana Gierig. This CD was awarded a Brazilian equivalent of a Grammy in 2014 for ‘Best Brazilian Music Album’.



Track listing:
1 - Porto de Lenha
2 - Meu Baião
3 - Vento 
4 - Fica Comigo
5 - You've Changed
6 - Quem Samba Sabe
7 - Um Tom Para Jobim
8 - The Man I Love
9 - Acalanto
10 - Dia de Festa  
 

the Edinfred Files 2012

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums
Kevin Harris, piano








The Edenfred Files
The Edenfred Files almost sounds like something out of spy fiction, but its meaning is straightforward. In the summer of 2009, clarinetist Darryl Harper spent two weeks in an artist residency program called Edenfred, in Madison, Wisconsin. He used the time to work every day with the two contrasting lineups featured on this CD. What we’re hearing, then, is a précis of the creative adventure that Edenfred represented for all involved.
--from the liner notes by David Adler




Track Listing

1. Blues for Jerry
2. Sirens Calling
3. Spindleshanks
4. Walking With Old Souls
5. Kansas City Line
6. Edenfred
8. After The Rain

Tenor for Two 2011

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Anthony Nelson-Tenor
Oscar Perez-piano
Matthew Parrish-bass
Cecil Brooks III-drums



Indeed he is very much in his element this time around. Surrounded by an outstanding supportive and sensitive rhythm section of Oscar Perez-piano, Matthew Parrish-bass, Cecil Brooks III-drums, Nelson shines. Not only are they some of his closest friends, but he has worked with them in various capacities for several years. In high school he was introduced to Cecil Brooks, he worked with Matthew Parrish (Houston Person's bassist) when they were members of the Regina Carter Quintet & Sextet. Both Cecil and Matthew played on his first cd, "Testament: Live At Cecil's," for the past three years Oscar Perez has been working together in various groupings. Having had so much working experience contributes to the obvious synergy between them. Nelson says, "all of us have been on the bandstand with other groups and scenarios so we kind of have a sense of where each other is coming from."



1.Yes Sir, That's My Baby 
2.Don't Go To Strangers 
3.The Very Thought Of You 
4.Smile 
5.Miss Lady 
6.Lullaby Of The Leaves 
7.Straighten Up And Fly Right 
8.Silly 
9.Good for the Heart 
10.No Words For The Blues 
11.Strossie's Home Cookin' 

Cole Porter 2011

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David Leonhardt piano
Nancy Redd vocals
Larry McKenna sax
Matthew Parrish bass
Paul Wells drums


Cole Porter’s music has been a favorite of jazz musicians for over half a century and with this fresh vivid interpretation David Leonhardt brings together all his formidable talents as arranger, improviser, and band leader to fashion a memorable musical experience.



Track listing:

1.Love For Sale
2.Every Time We Say Goodbye
3.Just One of Those Things
4.Night and Day
5.In the Still of the Night
6.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
7.I've Got you Under My Skin
8.I Concentrate On You
9.It's All Right With Me
10.I Love You
11.All Of You
12.Get Out of Town

Testament 2011

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Anthony Nelson Jr. – tenor and soprano saxophone
Freddie Hendrix – trumpet and flugelhorn
Allyn Johnson – piano
Matthew Parish – bass
Tyshawn Sorey – drums
Cecil Brooks III – drums


Recorded live at Cecil’s Jazz Club and Restaurant in West Orange, NJ
Music:
mda: The album consists of 11 total tracks with a nice mixture of originals and standards.  For a live recording, the engineering is quite good.  A concern with live albums from smaller labels or independent artists is whether they will be able to spend the proper money on recording and mixing.  Anthony Nelson obviously did.


Track listing:

1. Two By Two
2. Elsie
3. He Looked Beyond My Faults
4. Reprise
5. Soul At Rest
6. Beautiful Booga Baby
7. Darn That Dream
8. This Little Light of Mine
9. Polkadots and Moonbeams
10. Misty
11. Paula Danielle
12. Outroduction

Capsule 2010

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Brian Landrus: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, bass flute;
Michael Cain: Rhodes, piano, electric bass;
Nir Felder: guitar;
Matthew Parish: bass;
Rudy Royston: drums. 



On Capsule his second album on his own BlueLand label, baritone saxophonist and reed multi-instrumentalist, Brian Landrus pushes the boundaries of jazz and explores a more fusion-like style inspired by Motown and other related genres.





Track Listing:

1.Striped Phase
2.Like The Wind
3.Beauty
4.I Promise
5.Capsule
6.71 & On The Road
7.Wide Sky
8.Now
 

Bach to the Blues 2009

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Alvester Garnett Drums

In a creative improvisational approach to classical themes The David Leonhardt Jazz Group interprets the Great Composers like you’ve never heard them before. From Beethoven to Aaron Copeland, Bach to Chopin, and Shubert to Erik Satie this fantastic group of jazz improvisers takes the audience on a melodic and rhythmic exploration of these timeless musical themes. Critics and audiences alike are raving about “Bach To The Blues”.
 




1.Prelude in G Major (Bach) 6:32
2.Claire De Lune (Debussy) 5:39
3.Ave Maria (Schubert) 4:18
4.Gymnopedie No. 1 (Erik Satie) 6:44
5.Prelude in A minor (Bach) 4:29
6.Adagio from Pathetique (Beethoven) 6:14
7.Simple Gifts (Copeland- Traditional) 5:01
8.Mazurka in G minor (Chopin) 7:07
9.Prelude in Bb (Bach) 5:34
10.Mazurka in C Major (Chopin) 5:10
11.Canon in D (Pachelbel) 6:04

Stories in Real Time 2009

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Alec Spiegelman, clarinet
Kenny Pexton, clarinet
Brian Landrus, bass clarinet
Marianne Solivan, voice
Lefteris Kordis, piano
Matthew Parrish, bass
Harry "Butch" Reed, drums



Stories in Real Time
"Darryl Harper has always taken the unexpected route. But four clarinets, voice and rhythm section? That’s the sound of surprise that animates Stories In Real Time...a level of high refinement...the simple pleasure of song...stirring...alluring.... " -- from the liner notes by David Adler



Track Listing

1. Bone
2. St. Minim
3.St. Dentwood
4. The Novitiate
5. The Secret
6. We Both Know
7. Magnolia
8. Bliss
9. Tilant, Zare, Nege
10. Pressing
11. Tore Up
12. A Prayer
13. Suite for Jazz

Under My Skin 2009

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Personnel: Mark Lambert: voice, electric and acoustic guitars, percussion (4); Vana Gierig: piano; Matthew Parrish: acoustic bass; Alvester Garnett: drums; Vinicius Barros: percussion (1, 2, 4); The Avenue C Orchestra.






Lambert's performance on electric and acoustic guitars is consistently superb, especially on Rogers and Hammerstein's "This Nearly Was Mine." "Vana" Gierig proves himself to be just as wonderful an accompanist as he is a soloist, and bassist Matthew Parrish shows great sensitivity, as does the superb drummer, Alvester Garnett, on this memorable set.

Track Listing:
1.I Love Paris
2.I’ve Got You Under My Skin
3.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
4.Sunshine Of Your Love
5.Tenderly
6.But Not For Me (Intro)
7.But Not For Me
8.This Nearly Was Mine
9.Without A Song;
10.Tight


Nirvana 2009

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums


Playing Original compositions by pianist David Leonhardt from their three CD series “Jazz For Yoga. Music perfect for yoga/movement/breathing/meditation played by a jazz trio of piano, bass, and drums with vibrant musical landscapes, transporting rhythmic journeys, and compelling melodic adventures that will uplift and energize your soul.
 


1.The Practice Is The Art
2.A Heart Pounding With Joy
3.Patience
4.A Moment
5.Finding The Child Within
6.Passion For Creation
7.Movement And Breath
8.Nirvana

Serenity 2009

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums


Playing Original compositions by pianist David Leonhardt from their three CD series “Jazz For Yoga. Music perfect for yoga/movement/breathing/meditation played by a jazz trio of piano, bass, and drums with vibrant musical landscapes, transporting rhythmic journeys, and compelling melodic adventures that will uplift and energize your soul.
 


1.Serenity
2.No Fear No Misery
3.The Vital Breath
4.A Voyage Into Stillness
5.The Creative Mind
6.Minor Emergence
7.Divine Gift Of Creative Fire

Peace 2009

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums


Playing Original compositions by pianist David Leonhardt from their three CD series “Jazz For Yoga. Music perfect for yoga/movement/breathing/meditation played by a jazz trio of piano, bass, and drums with vibrant musical landscapes, transporting rhythmic journeys, and compelling melodic adventures that will uplift and energize your soul.
 


1.Peace
2.Inspiration Calls To Me
3.The Mysterious Vibration Of Kindred Tones
4.The Fun Of Playing (Together)
5.The Beauty Of Our Divine Breath
6.Bind Our Selves To Joy
7.Surrender is Fulfillment
8.Faithful To The Moment

Explorations 2008

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Alvester Garnett Drums


An eclectic collection of jazzed up arrangements that showcase the improvisational abilities of Leonhardt and his trio in a creative journey set to songs by James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Elton John, George Harrison as well as Horace Silver, Jerome Kern and a handful of memorable originals by Leonhardt.
 




1.Whispers Of Contentment-Shouts Of Joy
2.While My Guitar Gently Sleeps
3.Your Song
4.Iberian Lament
5.Sunshine Of Your Love
6.Late Night Blues
7.Winter Waltz
8.Fire And Rain
9.Peace
10.The Dawn Over Morocco
11.Yesterdays
12.Explorations
 

View From the Edge 2008

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David Leonhardt Piano
Matthew Parrish Bass
Paul Wells Drums


An exciting collection of Leonhardt original compositions for jazz trio. Full of flights of improvisation and musical journeys!
 




1.Sultry And Sensual
2.The Falling Snow
3.EZ Piece #2
4.Prelude
5.Dancing Down Staris
6.A Rainy Sunday
7.Why Not Love?
8.Come With Me
9.View From The Edge
10.EZ Piece #3

 

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow 2008

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Artist
Credit
Hector del Curto - Bandoneon
William Gallison - Harmonica
Werner "Vana" Gierig - Arranger, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Sonic Environment, String Arrangements
Nic Hard- -String Engineer
Fran Janik - Photography
Gregory Jones - Bass
Wolfram Koessel - Cello, Performer, Strings
Mark Lambert - Guitar, Vocals (Background)
Ute Lemper - Adaptation, Arranger, Composer, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals (Background)
Bob Ludwig - Mastering
Matthew Parrish - Bass (Acoustic)
Morris Pleasure - Bass
Mauro Refosco - Percussion
Catherine Russell - Vocals (Background)
Todd Turkisher - Drum Programming, Drums, Percussion, Producer
Nils Wuelker - Guest Artist, Primary Artist, Trumpet



Tracklist
1
The Greatest Ride

2
Stranger Friend

3
Blood And Feathers

4
Luna

5
Ghosts Of Berlin

6
Wings Of Desire

7
Nomad

8
Here Is Love

9
Nevada

10
September Mourn

11
Epilog

 

Family Favorites 2007

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Music Together collection
 

I'll Be Seing You 2006

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Personnel: Regina Carter: violin; Xavier Davis: piano (except 4); Matthew Parrish: bass; Alvester Garnett: drums (except 4,9); Dee Dee Bridgewater: vocals (3,9) Carla Cook: vocals (5,6,11); Paquito D'Rivera: clarinet (1-4,6); Gil Goldstein: accordion (1-3,6,12).



The violinist is in excellent form throughout, soaring with lyrical panache on the swing tunes, grinding away blissfully on the blues numbers, and revealing a tender, dulcet side on the ballads, with a somber take on the titular closing track. Despite the context, the album never drifts into maudlin territory. Simultaneously celebratory and reverent, I'll Be Seeing You is a fitting tribute to Grace Louise Carter.



Track Listing:
1.Anitra's Dance
2.Little Brown Jug
3.Bei Mir Bist Du Schn
4.Sentimental Journey
5.You Took Advantage of Me
6.St. Louis Blues
7.A-Tisket, A-Tasket
8.Blue Rose
9.This Can't Be Love
10.How Ruth Felt
11.There's a Small Hotel
12.I’ll Be Seeing You

 

Root To The Fruit 2006

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Artist
Credit
Glenn BarrattEngineer
Tyrone BrownBass (Acoustic)
Ruth Naomi FloydArranger, Composer, Cover Photo, Improvisation, Photography, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
Ron HowertonPercussion
Scott HullMastering
Cheung Ching MingPhotography
James NewtonFlute
Matthew ParrishBass (Acoustic)
Ralph PetersonDrums
Mark PrinceDrums

everybody's song 2005

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Tony Deangelis, drums
Matthew Parrish, bass
Jim Ridl, piano
Ralph Bowen, Sax

Recorded at Maggie's Farm

Triophony 2005

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums




Triphony
Triphony is the outgrowth of a run of performances by The Onus Trio at Ze Mean Bean Café in Baltimore. Within the confines of the cozy restaurant's tiny, railed bandstand, the trio began performing pieces from The Onus Quintet's working repertoire, but eventually developed new material of their own, a collection of new compositions along with a large body of free improvisations. Featuring compositions by Andy Jaffe, Stevie Wonder, and Phillip Braham; originals by Harper; and free improvisations by the trio, Triphony documents The Onus’s exploration from scripted to entirely spontaneous ventures.




Track Listing

1. The Snake
2. Sarabande
3. Courante
4. Jesus, Children of America
5. Limehouse Blues
6. Triphony
7. Dig In
8. Cariocas
9. Doxology
10. Jig
11. Something Inside Me
12. Eve

I'll be Home for Christmas 2005

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David Leonhardt piano
Nancy Redd vocals
Larry McKenna sax
Matthew Parrish bass
Taro Okamoto drums

Christmas music from a jazz point of view. A selecton of holiday melodies played by a burning rhythm section, with soulful sax and vivacious vocals.
 




1.Let It Snow
2.Oh Christmas Tree
3.Winter Wonderland
4.We Three Kings
5.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
6.Jingle Bells
7.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8.I'll Be Home For Christmas
9.God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
10.Sleigh Ride
11.It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
12.Frosty The Snowman
13.The Christmas Song
14.Here Comes Santa Claus
15.White Christmas
 

 

The Many Moods 2005

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Personnel
Miss Justine, vocals; Tom Lawton,piano; Matt Parrish, bass; Leon Jordan, drums; William (Bill)Lacy, trumpet; Larry McKenna, sax; Gerald (Twig) Smith,guitar.





Track Listing
Maybe, Where Do You Start, Don't You Know I Care, Goodbye, Moondance, No More, Mr.Kicks, Here's To Life, Peter Gunn, I Just Dropped By To Say Hello, Love Look Away, Star Eyes, I'll Be Seeing You.
 

 

Harry Potter 2005

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Tracklist
1
Hedwig's Them


2

Diagon Alley


3

Voldemort


4

Hogwarts Foreve


5

Family Portrait (prologue)


6

Nimbus 2000 (Quidditch)


7

Fluffy's Harp


8

Harry's Wondrous World, Part 1


9

Harry's Wondrous World, Part 2


10

Harry's Wondrous World (Quidditch Theme

nothingman 2004

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Personnel:
Ben Schachter, reeds
Jef Lee Johnson, guitars
Matthew Parrish, bass
Craig McIver, drums





Schachter recasts John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice" in a rapid 6/4 tempo that also jumps into, then out of, a few bars of 4/4 in each chorus, and Schachter negotiates the tune's dizzying chord progressions with an explosive tenor solo that grabs the listener from the outset and never lets go. By contrast, Schachter's tenor invests his original ballad "'He So Beautiful': Emmett Wallace" with convincing warmth. On "Everyone's A Genius," Schachter and Johnson intertwine contrapuntally over a swinging rhythm. Two tunes unfold with off-kilter, hip funk beats, and "New Toy" features the leader's fine soprano sax work. The rhythm section is fully together. They are at the service of the music. They go where the music needs to go. With Nothingman , Ben Schachter has produced a top-shelf CD of modern jazz.



Track Listing:
  1. Tribal Delusions,
  2. The Day The Happy Jazz Cried
  3. Moment's Notice
  4. "Think", She Said (Melancholy)
  5. Suddenly Sentient
  6. Everyone's A Genius
  7. "He So Beautiful": Emmett Wallace
  8. Queens Session Blues
  9. New Toy
  10. Nothingman
  11. Aged

 

Y'All Got It 2004

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Jeff Ray, guitar
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums
Harry Appelman, organ, piano




Y'All Got It
Y'All Got It pays loving tribute to the late composer Charlie Smalls, whose brainchild, the 1975 Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz, left an indelible mark on Harper when he saw the original Broadway production as child. Adopting the time-honored jazz tradition of borrowing pieces from musical theater, Harper presents sympathetic arrangements of eight tunes from The Wiz. While showcasing the beauty of the familiar melodies, Harper’s arrangements not only nurture nostalgia for the musical, but also present Smalls's compositions as viable and interesting vehicles for jazz improvisation. The album also includes a fitting ballad by noted jazz composer Andy Jaffe.


Track Listing

1. Be a Lion
2. He's the Wizard
3. Soon As I Get Home
4. Slide Some Oil to Me
5. If You Believe in Yourself
6. I Was Born the Day Before Yesterday
7. What Would I Do If I Could Feel?
8. Y'All Got It
9. If I Had a Dream

Tambourine 2004

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MUSIC TOGETHER®
TAMBOURINE
Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®
Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover,
Megan Hayes, Carlie Ilvento, Anne Elise LeGall, Meggie
McQuade, Russell Valdez, Lynne Ransom, K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, John McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish.

Violin: Julie Lyonn Lieberman. Piano/keyboards: David Davis, K. Guilmartin.

Percussion: Glen Velez, Ed Nardi. Latin percussion: Leslie “Chuggy” Carter.

Saxophone: Ken Ulansey. Flutes, bass recorder, ocarina: Jill Crawford. Pennywhistle: J. Crawford, K. Ulansey. Harmonica: J. Perry, Guy DeRosa.

Produced/arranged by K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach/music consultant: L. Ransom. Engineers: Greg Frey (Graphic
Sound), Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio), Larry Buksbaum (Brielle Music). Manufactured by Disc Makers.
©®2004MusicTogetherLLC,PrincetonNJ

The Shelly Oliver Tap Dancers DVD

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David Leonhardt-Piano
Matthew Parrish-Bass
Taro Okamoto-Drums


A collection of standards made with the clear intent that it be danceable and fun with a clear and steady beat. Some of the best from the Tap Music For Tap Dancers series.
 




1.Tuxedo Junction
2.It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
3.Young At Heart
4.Our Love Is Here To Stay
5.Night And Day
6.Blues Shuffle
7.What's New
8.They Can't Take That Away From Me
9.I Only Have Eyes For You
10.St. Thomas
11.All Of Me
 
 

So Far 2004

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MUSICIANS


Gilad: Percussion

Matthew Parrish: Bass

Vinny Valentino: Plays Yamaha guitars and D’Addario strings David Budway: Piano / keyboards / B-3

Alvester Garnett: Drums


Recorded at Mohawk Studios

Engineered by Manfred Knoop

Executive producer: Frank Bray

Produced by Vinny Valentino and Matthew Parrish


BMI © All rights reserved
 
 

Jammin Out 2004

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David Leonhardt-Piano
Matthew Parrish-Bass
Taro Okamoto-Drums

The Tap Dance series. More songs you love to hear. More feels you want to dance to. More tempos that inspire. Swing, latin, jazz. fast and slow. Get this one!
 




1.Summerwind
2.Let's Do It
3.Poincianna
4.LOVE
5.Tenderly
6.St. Thomas
7.Jammin' In 7
8.The Nearness Of You
9.Sunrise
10.Laura
11.A Minor Blues
12.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home to
13.Billie's Bounce
 
 

Metal on Wood 2004

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David Leonhardt-Piano
Matthew Parrish-Bass
Taro Okamoto-Drums

The Tap Dance series. More songs you love to hear. More feels you want to dance to. More tempos that inspire. Swing, latin, jazz. fast and slow. Get this one!
 








1.All Of Me
2.Teach Me Tonight
3.Wave
4.I Want To Be Happy
5.Take Five
6.Emily
7.Slippin' Down
8.Stella By Starlight
9.Shell's Vamp
10.A Foggy Day
11.It Had To Be You
12.Blues For Alice
 
 

Opening Doors 2004

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Richard Budesa Arranger
Winston Byrd Trumpet
Patrick Byrne Guitar
Orrin Evans Organ (Hammond)
Kenny Jackson Bass (Electric)
Ron Kerber Saxophone
Lou Lanza Arranger, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
Matthew Parrish Bass (Acoustic)
John Swana Trumpet
John Vanore Engineer
J.D. Walter Liner Notes
Dan Zank Fender Rhodes, Organ (Hammond)




Riders On The Storm
Break On Through (Organ Mix)
Hello, I Love You
Touch Me
Love Me Two Times
Wintertime Love
Light My Fire
Roadhouse Blues
Spanish Caravan
People Are Strange
Break On Through (Rhodes Mix)

The Shelly Oliver Tap Dancers DVD

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David Leonhardt piano
Nancy Redd vocals
Larry McKenna sax
Matthew Parrish bass
Taro Okamoto drums


A collection of standards made with the clear intent that it be danceable and fun with a clear and steady beat. Some of the best from the Tap Music For Tap Dancers series.
 


1.Summerwind
2.Teach Me Tonight
3.Poinciana
4.The Nearness Of You
5.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
6.Tenderly
7.It Had To Be You
8.Wave
9.Let's Do It
10.I Want To Be Happy
11.Emily
12.Dave's Blues
 
 

The Temple of Beautiful 2003

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Tracklist

1. Caravan
2. Pent Up House
Guest, Guitar – Ron Afiff*
3. Maiden Voyage
4. The Temple Of Beautiful
5. Brotherhood
6. Miri Intro
7. Sunny
8. Mother Shipton
9. Give Me Some
10. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

Sonata to the Blues 2003

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Blue Invention is in the Baroque invention form ala Bach. Matthew Parrish Joins Joel on the Double Bass for this song.

In My Life 2003

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Denise Montana - Vocals
Larry McKenna - Sax
Jason Shattil - Piano
Matthew Parrish - Bass
Tony Deangelis - Drums


© ® 2003 Denise Montana

Bells 2003

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MUSIC TOGETHER® BELLS Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Haley Carstensen, Meggie McQuade, Anne Elise LeGall, Megan Hayes, K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, John McVey. Piano: David Davis,

K. Guilmartin. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish. Percussion: Ed Nardi, K. Guilmartin. Latin percussion: Leslie “Chuggy” Carter. Flute, alto flute, pennywhistle: Jill Crawford. Horn: Dan Grabois. Clarinet: Paul Butler. Handbells: James Weber, Neil McDonald. Harmonica: Joel Perry. Whistling: Mark McNutt.

Produced and arranged by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach and music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineers: Greg Frey (Graphic Sound), Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio). Manufactured by Disc Makers.


Every reasonable effort has been made to identify and locate copyright holders of the material on this recording. Any omission is inadvertent and will be corrected by contacting: Music Together LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton N] 08542.


©® 2003 Music Together LLC

Fan Into Flame 2002

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MUSICIANS
RUTH NAOMI FLOYD: vocals
JAMES WEIDMAN: piano JULIAN JOSEPH: piano
BRYAN CARROTT: Vibraphone
GARY THOMAS: tenor saxophone and flute
BOBBY ZANKEL: alto saxophone
MATTHEW PARRISH: acoustic bass
REGGIE WASHINGTON: electric bass
MARK PRINCE: drums

* Additional vocals on track 13 performed by Mary Elizabeth Palmer and Esther Melvina Sawyer
* Alto saxophone on track 6 performed by David DeJesus

Produced by James Weidman Associate Producers: Kazunori Sugiyama & Keith R. McKinley Executive Producer: Keith R. McKinley


All songs arranged by James Weidman, except where indicated in enclosed booklet. Please see enclosed booklet for publishing information.

© & @2002 Contour Records

Maracas 2002

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MUSIC TOGETHER® MARACAS Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Megan Hayes, Meggie McQuade, Anne Elise LeGall, Daniel Jacobs, K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, J. McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish. Piano: David Davis, K. Guilmartin. Percussion: Ed Nardi. Latin percussion: Leslie "Chuggy” Carter. Flute, recorder, pennywhistle: Jill Crawford. Violin: Orest Artymiw. Handbells: James Weber, Neil McDonald. Harmonica: J. Perry.

Produced / arranged by K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach/ music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineers: Greg Frey


(Graphic Sound), Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio). Manufactured by Disc Makers.


Every reasonable effort has been made to identlfy' and locate copyright holders of the material on this recording. Any omission is m'advertent and will be corrected by contacting: Music Together LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Pnn'ceton NJ 08542.


©® 2002 Music Together LLC

Sticks 2002

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MUSIC TOGETHERO" STICKS Song Collection


Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children’”


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Megan Hayes, Meggie McQuade, Anne Elise LeGall, Lynne Ransom, K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, J. McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish. Piano: K. Guilmartin. Percussion: Ed Nardi. Latin percussion: Leslie “Chuggy” Carter. Soprano, alto, and baritone saxophones: Ken Ulansey. Flute, pennywhistle: Jill Crawford. Violin: Orest Artymiw. Harmonica: J. Perry.

Produced / arranged by K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach / music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineers: Greg Frey (Graphic Sound), Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio). Manu- factured by Disc Makers.


Every reasonable effort has been made to identify' and locate copyright holders of the material on this recordln'g. Any omission is inadvertent and Will' be corrected by contactln'g: Music Together LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Prln'ceton N] 08542.


©® 2002 Music Together LLC

Drum 2001

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MUSIC TOGETHER®


DRUM Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Megan Hayes, Meggie McQuade, Anne Elise LeGall,

K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, John McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish. Piano / keyboards: David Davis, K. Guilm'artin'. MIDI pro- grammm'g: David Davis. Percussion: Ed Nardi, K. Guilm'artm', John McVey. Latm' percussion: Leslie “Chuggy” Carter. Saxophones, tm' whis'tle: Ken Ulansey. Steel drum: Roy Crosse.

Produced / arranged by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach/ music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineers: Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio), Greg Frey (Graphic Sound),

Skip Tullen (Tullen Sound). Manufactured and prm'ted by Disc Makers, New Jersey, USA.


Every reasonable effort has been made to identify and locate copyright holders of the material on this recording. Any omission is inadvertent and will be corrected by contacting: Music Together LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542.


©® 2001 Music Together LLC

Mood Swings 2001

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Featuring: Mike Boone, Rich Budesa, Rob Budesa, Glenn Ferracone, Paul Klinefelter, Jim Miller, Matthew Parrish, Bill Schilling, Jason Shatil



1. Invested in Love
2. Stompin’ at the Savoy
3. My Foolish Heart
4. Cozumel
5. Medley - Imagination, My Romance
6. Chega de Saude (\No More Blues)
7. Every Time We Say Goodbye
8. I Want to be With You
9. I Thought About You
10. The Shadow of Your Smile
11. All the Things You Are
12. The Midnight Sun
13. This I Dig of You
14. Afternoon Love Song



Flutes 2001

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MUSIC TOGETHER®


FLUTES Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John McVey, Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Megan Hayes, Meggie McQuade, Anne Elise LeGall, Kurt and Teddy Snieckus, K. Guilmartin.

Guitar: Joel Perry, J. McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish. Keyboards: David Davis, Cleve Kersh. Cello: David Darling. Percussion: Ed N ardi. Latin percussion: Leslie “Chuggy” Carter. Harmonica: J. Perry. Flutes, ocarina: Jill Crawford. Recorders, baroque flute: Gwyn Roberts. Panpipes: Janet Campbell-Drexler. Pennywhistle: Ken Ulansey.

Produced / arranged by K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach/ music


consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineers: Greg Frey (Graphic Sound), Mark McNutt (Forge Recording Studio). Manu—


factured by Disc Makers.


Every reasonable effort has been made to identify and locate copyright holders of the material on this recording. Any omission is m'advertent and will be corrected by contacting: Music Together LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542.


©® 2001 Music Together

John David Simon 2000

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John David Simon And Friends With


Clark Terry & Etta Jones


John David Simon: tenor saxophone
Clark Terry: trumpet & Flugelhorn
Etta Jones: vocals
Eddie Bert: trombone
Mike Longo: piano
Matthew Parrish: bass
Bobby Durham: drums

Song of the Promised land 2000

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Bass – Matthew Parrish
Drums – Steve Hass
Piano – Eric Lewis
Violin – Miri Ben-Ari
Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis


Tracklist

1. Song of the Promised Land
Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis
2. White on Rice
3. The Temple Beautiful
Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis
4. Brotherhood
5. Alice in Wonderland
6. Diggin In
7. Peace
8. D Blues
9. Old Fox

Triangles 2000

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MUSIC TOGETHER® TRIANGLE Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz. Vocals: Lynn Lobban, John Crls'citiello McVey, Gerry Dignan, K. Guilmartin,


Megan Hayes, Meggie McQuade. Guitar: Joel Perry, John Criscitiello McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish.


Piano: David DaVIS', Brad Hfll’, K. Guflrn'artln'.

Percussion: Ed N ardi, Glen Velez, K. Guilmartin.

Latin percussion: Leslie "Chuggy" Carter.

Recorder: Roberta Truscello, Lili Levinowitz. Flute: Mary Knysh.

Clarinet and bass clarinet: Paul Butler. Harmonica: Joel Perry.

Autoharp: John Criscitiello McVey. Kazoo: K. Guilmartin.

Produced / arranged by Kenneth K. Guilrnartin. Vocal coach / music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Engineer: Mark McNutt, Forge Recording


©® 2000 Music Together LLC, Princeton NJ

Fiddle 2000

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MUSIC TOGETHER® FIDDLE Song Collection Developed by the Center for Music and Young Children®


Collected by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Lili M. Levinowitz.

Vocals: Gerry Dignan, Yvette Glover, Megan Hayes, Lynn Lobban, John Criscitiello McVey. Additional vocals: K. Guilmartin, Anne Elise LeGall, Meggie McQuade, Lynne Ransom.

Guitar: Joel Perry, J. McVey. Acoustic bass: Matthew Parrish.

Piano: David Davis, K. Guilmartin. MIDI programming: D. Davis.

Percussion: Ed Nardi, Glen Velez, K. Guilmartin, Mark McNutt.

Violin, octave violin: Julie Lyonn Lieberman. Violin: Ruotao Mao.

Cello: Mikyung Lee. Trumpet: John Vanore.

Harmonica: J. Perry. Whistling: J. McVey.

Produced/ arranged by Kenneth K. Guilmartin. Vocal coach / music consultant: Lynne Ransom. Additional vocal arrangements: John Criscitiello McVey. Engineer: Mark McNutt, Forge Recording Studio. Additional recording / editing: Gregory Frey, Graphic Sound; Larry Buksbaum, Brielle Music. Manufactured by Disc Makers, New Jersey, USA.


©® 2000 Music Together LLC, Princeton NJ

Awaiting the Spirit 2000

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John Blake, Violin
Ralph Bowen, Sax (Tenor)
Warren Cooper, Vocals
Darien Ebo, Congas, Percussion
Duane Eubanks, Trumpet

Gloria Galante, Harp
Leonard "Doc" Gibbs, Percussion
Darryl Hall, Bass (Electric)
Chico Huff, Bass (Electric)
Chris Hunter, Flute, Sax (Soprano)
Michelle Kornegay, Vocals
Barry Sames, Composer, Keyboards, Liner Notes, Piano, Primary Artist, Producer
Marlon Simon, Drums
Lee Smith, Bass (Acoustic)
Matthew Parrish, Bass (Acoustic)
Beverly Stewart, Vocals
Lewis Taylor, Sax (Alto)




Tracklist
01. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
02. Awaiting The Spirit
03. Steal Away
04. We Are One In The Spirit
05. Blessed Assurance
06. Awaiting The Spirit (Poem)
07. My Faith Looks Up To Thee
08. A Love Supreme
09. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
10. An Innocent Cry (Poem)
11. An Innocent Cry
12. Abide With Me

Walk and Not be Faint 1999

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Musicians: Ruth Naomi Floyd - Vocals, James Weidman and Jason Shattil - Piano, Tyrone Brown and Matthew Parrish - Bass, Bobby Zankel - Alto and Soprano Saxophone, Kangwon Kim and Gwen Laster - Violin, Ron Howerton and Mark Prince - Percussion, Talib Kibwe - Flute, Tenor and Alto Saxophone, Steve Beskrone - Electric Bass. Guest Vocals by Githinji Gichubi, Martin Kimani, Stella Mugambi, Henry Sekawngu, and Wambui Mutiga.

Track Listing
1. We Celebrate
2. One in the Spirit
3. I'm Telling You Now
4. Train Underground
5. Straight Ahead
6. My Dungeon Shook
7. Responsibility
8. The Face I've Never Seen
9. A Flower is a Lovesome Thing
10. 3 in 1 (Spirit interlude)
11. Walk and Not Be Faint
12. Oh Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
13. In a Whisper
14. We Celebrate (reprise)

Reoccuring Dream 1999

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Jeff Ray, guitar
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums
Kyle Koehler, piano







Reoccurring Dream
"Reoccurring Dream" is The Onus Quintet's sophomore release. The recording finds the band, some three years after its inception, exhibiting the sort of vitality and cohesiveness that comes only with time. With the spontaneity and sensitivity of a veteran chamber ensemble, The Onus brings vividly to life a program of original compositions and creatively arranged standards that probe the mysterious, liquid realms of dreams. The album includes original compositions by Tony Haywood, bassist Matthew Parrish, guitarist Jeff Ray, and Harper. Harper also contributes arrangements of Mingus’s “Nostalgia in Time Square”, Cole Porter’s “Night and Day”, and Johnny Mercer’s “Autumn Leaves”.



Track Listing
1. Nostalgia in Times Square
2. Kiss Me Again
3. Reoccurring Dream
4. Night and Day
5. I Wonder
6. Letter To My Brother
7. Falling Leaves
8. Narcolepsy
9. Caliban's Nightmare

Clear Days 1999

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Recorded at: Morningstar Studios, Slot I Studios, Be Jolly Music Mixed at: Studio Crash by Richard Waller BC Bill Jolly


Mastered at Masterworks Studio CD Cover and Photo: Gerald Purnell. Used by permission.


Produced by Bill Jolly Executive producer: Michelle Kiner


Musicians Jimmy Gaskins — Piano (1 & 4 thru 7)
Gerald Smith — guitar (1)
Matt Parish - Bass (1 8c 4 thru 7)
Gerald Veasley — bass (2)
Lucky Thompson — Drums (1, 4 thru 8 & 10)
Frank Dean — Steel drum (3)
Bill Jolly — Piano (3 s: 8), Organ (8, 9 &10)
John Swana - trumpet (6 & 8)

Tasty 1998

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pianists Don Wilson and Jimmy Gaskins, bassists Matt Parrish and Darryl Hall, drummer Milt McLaurin, guest guitarist Gerald Smith, and a special live "Remembrance" dedicated to and featuring the legendary pianist Gerald Price.




1. I'm Old Fashioned
  2. Hello Like Before
  3. Jazz Ain't Nothin' But Soul
  4. Someone To Watch Over Me
  5. Hasta Manana
  6. What Do You See In Her
  7. You and I
  8. Someone To Light Up My Life
  9. Knocks Me Off My Feet
  10. You Do

the Onus 1997

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Darryl Harper, clarinet
Jeff Ray, guitar
Matthew Parrish, bass
Butch Reed, drums
Jason Shattil, piano


The Onus
This debut recording captures The Onus Quintet in its infancy. The CD’s program consists of three original compositions by Harper, his inventive arrangement of Stevie Wonder's "Too High”, and a piece co-written by Harper and then Onus manager Tony Haywood.  The album also bears witness to Harper’s early experiments with various instrument combinations within the quintet.






Track Listing
1. DePriest
2. Too High
3. Nina
4. How Now
5. Bliss
6. Inner Urge

Deja Vu 1995

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Déjà Vu is a reissue of a disc originally released in 1995 as The Trio, featuring

Orrin Evans on piano
Matthew Parrish on bass
Byron Landham on drums

Great playing abounds on this early session. Its interest is heightened by the appearance of several pieces that Evans would go on to record on his later Criss Cross albums: "Explain It to Me," "Dorm Life," "Big Jimmy," and Monk's "Rhythm-a-Ning." The opening "I Want to Be Happy," played in a straight-ahead, lilting 3/4, is quite different from the daring treatment the standard would receive five or so years later on Evans' Listen to the Band. Previously unheard Evans originals also appear, such as "Monroe" and "5-4-94," the latter a solo piano feature. The showstopper is an extended, medium-swing reading of Cole Porter's "I Love You." Now that Evans has established himself as a pianist to be reckoned with, Déjà Vu provides a timely look back.

Now Ain't That Love 1995

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Produced by Bob “BP” Perkins 8c Denise King Recorded: Valentine’s Day 1995

WHYY Studio, Philadelphia

Engineer: Joyce Leiberman

Mastered: John Wicks Third Story

Recording Studio, Philadelphia

Photography: Paris Gray

Manufactured and printed by Disc Makers, New Jersey, USA.


Musicians:

Orrin Evans: Piano

Matt Parrish: Bass on 1, 7-10

Greg McDonald: Drums

Sam Reed: Tenor Sax