Matthew Parrish recordings

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

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

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

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