Out June 19, 2012 on Popopomo Music
New York City has long been the proving ground for jazz musicians, but for all its opportunities it can be a harsh, unforgiving metropolis. Guitarist/composer Chris Parrello has been confronted with all of those same challenges, but with one advantage: as a native New Yorker, he’s always been able to count on a strong support system – what he refers to, in the title of his new EP, as a Concrete Cradle.
“It’s hard here in the city,” Parrello admits, “and it’s hard trying to be an artist generally. When people who aren’t from here go through difficult times, they’re on their own. I’m thankful for the fact that when things got tough, my city and my family and friends were here.” Continue reading