The latest release from Jeff Parker, the Chicago-based artist perhaps best known as a member of post-rock icons Tortoise, is a family affair. A cover of “Blackman,” a track originally recorded by L.A. neo-soul singer Georgia Anne Muldrow, features vocals from his daughter Ruby and is presented with artwork by his son Ezra. Knowing that only adds to the joyous glow that this tune gives off, a smiling spirit that goes well with its lovestruck lyrics and bubbly groove.
The tune is available now through the world of streaming and on a flexidisc, available through the ever wonderful label International Anthem. And be sure to check Jeff’s upcoming tour dates below.
June 8 – Brooklyn NY @ National Sawdust
June 9 – Washington DC @ Local 16
June 10 – Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
June 12 – San Francisco CA @ SF Jazz Center
June 13 – Portland OR @ Mission Theater
June 14 – Austin TX @ Barracuda