The Jason Parker Quartet’s “Five Leaves Left:  A Tribute To Nick Drake” Kickstarter project has come to fruition.  This was the first project that I participated in backing and am very proud to have been a part of it.  The official release date was today, March 29th, and is available at Jason’s website, One Working Musician.

Being a Nick Drake fan, this album is all that I hoped it would be and more.  The Jason Parker Quartet does a great job at staying true to the original material, while jazzing things up a bit.  I’m really digging the tasty bass lines courtesy of Evan Flory-Barnes, in fact the musicianship is superb all the way around.  Add to this the sultry vocals of Michele Khazak and you’ve got an amazing album!  Being a project backer, I was able to download the album a couple days early and have not stopped listening to it.  If you are a Nick Drake fan or just like really good jazz, you should definitely check it out, you won’t be disappointed.