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Guitarist Jeff Parker leaves his comfort zone in relocating to L.A.
Guitarist Jeff Parker leaves his comfort zone in relocating to L.A.

Los Angeles can be tough on newcomers, particularly among musicians. A key figure in the fertile Chicago jazz scene and member of the groundbreaking indie band Tortoise, guitarist Jeff Parker is midway through a relocation to L.A. that has found him straddling two cities during the last few months. Though Parker never wanted for gigs in a city that found him collaborating with musicians who included the late saxophonist Fred Anderson, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz and flutist Nicole Mitchell, Los Angeles has proved to be a bit of a challenge so far. "There's so many great musicians out here, man.... You know, I haven't quite been able to figure out exactly how things...

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