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the violinist and hr drummer play in a collaboration that intermingles panoramic Americana-infused arrangements with a Brooklyn jazz pocket.
“A compositional sisterhood of two innovators redefining American music,” violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller’s Parlour Game, (also the title of their album released this past August, prior to their Newport Jazz Festival appearance) features a collaboration that is described by their record label, Royal Potato Family (RPF), as one which “intermingles panoramic Americana-infused arrangements with a Brooklyn jazz pocket.” Along with pianist Carmen Staaf, and acoustic bassist Tony Scherr, Parlour Game has been described as “a respite from the daily chaos of the modern world... social music that celebrates hopefulness, humor, and the art of the game.”(RPF). Scheinman and Miller are two of the indie-jazz scene’s foremost instrumentalists, and after nearly two decades of working side-by-side in their own projects as well as in many other artists’ projects, they joined forces for this project. They explore the roots of swing that Miller, Staaf and Scherr grew up listening to along with the folk music Scheinman was immersed in growing up in rural Northern California. At the core of the concept is “music played amongst families in parlours” and Scheinman and Miller manage to provide “a special gathering place where all are welcome, a contemporary parlour where people can re ect and reenergize.” (RPF). On the album and in live performance, each band member has equal input and, similar to parlour games, everyone, even the audience, contributes. Community is the focal point of Parlour Game, and in times like these, it’s more vital than ever before.