If you’ve got any ill-conceived drummer jokes, you can rest assured that they don’t apply to Cale Parks.
As a current member of both Aloha and White Williams, there wouldn’t seem to be a whole lot of wiggle room in Parks’ schedule. Yet he’s somehow making time to have a blossoming solo career in addition to his multiple band duties. Of course, Parks’ usual multi-tasking abilities make him uniquely qualified to handle the demands of dual membership. Besides being a hypertalented timekeeper, Parks is also an in-demand keyboardist and vibraphonist (he’s done stints in Chin Up Chin Up, Joan of Arc, Owen and Pit Er Pat, among many others). And his multi-instrumentalist skills are all over his two completely solo recordings, 2006’s Illuminated Manuscript and last fall’s Sparklace.
If you have any affinity for Glass and (especially) Eno, you’ll fall into the former camp while falling dreamily in love with Cale Parks’ gentle yet powerfully flowing currents.
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