Jeff Parker has been in Tortoise since the '90s, and he's also an acclaimed jazz musician and just announced a new solo album, Suite for Max Brown, due January 24 via International Anthem/Nonesuch. It follows 2016's The New Breed, which Jeff says "became a kind of tribute to my father who passed away while I was making [it]," and the new album is named after and dedicated to his mother (who's pictured on the cover at age 19). "I thought it would be nice this time to dedicate something to my mom while she’s still here to see it." It features nine new original songs, plus “Gnarciss,” an interpretation of Joe Henderson’s “Black Narcissus,” and a version of John Coltrane’s “After the Rain." The first single is the groovy, kinetic "Go Away," which you can hear below.

Jeff is also playing Big Ears Festival and some other tour dates beforehand, including one at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on March 11 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
1. Build a Nest [ft. Ruby Parker]
2. C’mon Now
3. Fusion Swirl
4. After the Rain
5. Metamorphoses
6. Gnarciss
7. Lydian
8. Del Rio
9. 3 for L
10. Go Away
11. Max Brown

Jeff Parker -- 2020 Tour Dates
Thursday, March 5 Gold—Diggers Los Angeles, CA
Sunday and Monday, March 8 and 9 Dorian’s Chicago, IL
Tuesday, March 10 Ars Nova Presents @ Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, March 11 (Le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY
Thursday, March 12 Brainville Presents @ Floyd Miami, FL
Friday, March 27 Big Ears Festival Knoxville, TN