His second recording as a leader, Seattle drummer/composer Phil Parisot's "Creekside" is a reflection on how nature manifests itself within urban environments. Within cityscapes, the natural world can be perceived as the primordial soup of origin, an invigorating point of departure, or an enveloping sanctuary. These perspectives are explored and embellished upon by Parisot's group as they tread through waters both timeless and visionary. Besides his usual working quartet with Steve Treseler on tenor saxophone, Dan Kramlich on piano, and Michael Glynn on acoustic bass, "Creekside" features New York trumpeter, Tatum Greenblatt.
•"Parisot is in his realm here, unleashing a torrent of fills and cymbal accents throughout...The level of pure, seething virtuosity is stunning." - Jazziz Magazine