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Aaron Parks  Always beginning. Often perplexed. Drawn to beauty and the absurd. I play piano, write songs, and take pictures with my phone. Many doors. A bit odd 🌱

Ten years ago today, this album was released into the world. Simultaneously seems like yesterday and a long, long time ago. Thanks to all who have listened over the last decade.
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Door 295 (πŸ’ͺ)
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Hello. Hope you find some beauty in your day today.

Huge thanks to @bigwrenchpiano for hooking me up with this awesome Wurlitzer for this week at the Village Vanguard with Kurt. Check out their keyboards and pianos at their spot in Boerum Hill β€” Brian does great work.
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Tonight thru Sunday, with Kurt Rosenwinkel (ft Eric Revis & Allan Mednard), NYC, Village Vanguard, 8:30pm & 10:30pm sets. Been a long time since we played together β€” looking forward to this!

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Door 294 (βš“οΈ)
#aaronlovesdoors

I started a new @applemusic playlist which I’m calling Earcatchers (link in bio). It’s made up of recently released tracks β€” the oldest is from 2010 β€” that I like a lot. Maybe you will too? It’s rather long (75 tracks and almost 7 hours, so far) so start anywhere and let it play for a bit. The idea is to celebrate some of the great music being made by people right now*, and spread the inspiration**. Hope you enjoy 😊
*we miss you Geri Allen & Paul Motian
**for any track you hear here that you really like, consider buying the record it’s from and/or coming to hear the artist when they tour near you.

Door 293 (πŸ—‘)
I had a really great time working with all the students in Fara this last week. They were very curious, open, and attentive, and that made it a lot of fun for me. It was also nice to be in such a beautiful natural environment, and to play some music with my friends.

Beyond that, though, I have to say that many other aspects of the experience were far from ideal. A serious lack of communication with the instructors, rooms with no AC or fans (even long after we asked for them) in the middle of the summer, and an overall feeling of the faculty not being taken care of in very basic ways (towels, toilet paper & information were all much too difficult to get ahold of). As you know if you’re a regular follower of my posts here, complaining in this way isn’t really my style. But this situation was really a bit too much for me to stay silent about. So I’m posting this both as a warning/heads-up to possible future instructors, and also as an invitation to the organizers of @faramusic to consider listening to the feedback you’ve received this week and to respond with actual changes. Fara in Sabina is a beautiful place to be able to do this kind of workshop, and it would be nice if it had the chance to live up to its potential.

Love, Aaron
#aaronlovesdoors

Tonight, trio with Matt Brewer & Kendrick Scott, Fara in Sabina, 10pm

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