"The title of Lisa Parrott’s latest, Round Tripper, is derived from the treks that the saxophonist makes between her native Australia and her adopted home in New York, but it could just as well refer to the way that her music travels from Ornette-inspired modernism to post-bop swing and back. That juxtaposition is most apparent on opener “Rosa Takes A Stand,” which thrives on the playful tension between the angular melody and drummer Matt Wilson’s jaunty bop rhythms. While she’s been most noticed for her bari playing, Parrott lets her alto take the spotlight for most of this session, which is centered on the interplay between her and countryman/guitarist Carl Dewhurst."
Shaun Brady Downbeat (4 stars)
“she has developed that most prized of qualities – an original voice on her instrument.”
Peter Jordan Sydney Morning Herald
"Lisa’s musicality and liberty is her ‘voice’ on either baritone or alto, both are distinguished and beautiful."
DJ Kendo Jazzploration
“Lisa Parrott provides an enticing new voice on primarily alto, some baritone. Her playing sets the tone, and she’ll be one to watch in the future.” - Billboard magazine
"...she brings as much feeling, as much human emotion to the mix as anyone out there. It’s a sound with a backbone, with a soul, with verve and resilience: a quartet dynamic born of a perfect confluence of disparate personalities gelling toward a common goal—getting to the idea."
Dan McClenaghan All About Jazz
In the studio recording with Ellen Rowe's Octet - the horns!
From L to R: Lisa Parrott (bari sax)
Ingrid Jensen (trumpet)
Tia Fuller (alto sax)
Melissa Gardiner (trombone)
Virginia Mayhew (tenor sax)
Lisa with her Martin Committee III baritone saxophone and a Vegemite cap..!
Backstage on tour in Germany, 2010.
In the studio recording the opening cut from the album 'Round Tripper'.
On stage with the Round Tripper band at the Wangaratta International Jazz Festival in Australia, November 2014.
Recognition for her baritone saxophone playing in the 2016 Downbeat Critics Poll.
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