Jeff Parker has been a cornerstone of the rock, jazz, and experimental music communities for the past three decades. As the guitarist for groundbreaking groups Tortoise, Isotope 217, Chicago Underground, as a sideman for artists like Joshua Redman, Fred Anderson, and Joey DeFrancesco, and as a solo artist, Parker’s work engages in a deep understanding of a constellation of styles while defying boundaries at every turn. In the 15 years since its release, The Relatives has proved to be a revered pillar in the pantheon of Parker’s ever-expanding music. Listening to the sheer breadth of the musical landscapes traversed on The Relatives, there’s no mistaking why Parker is one of the most lauded players and sought-after collaborators today. Parker’s sound is instantly identifiable for his masterfully understated use of melody and space and for his keen sense for complimentary playing, ever bolstering the musicians around him to new heights.