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.