For the second ECM album by Aaron Parks following the solo release
Aborescence, which JazzTimes praised as expansive, impressionistic...
like a vision quest the prize-winning pianist has convened a
cross-generational trio featuring bassist Ben Street and drummer Billy
Hart. The rhythm pair, which also teams in Hart's hit quartet for ECM,
blends fluidity and strength what Parks calls an oceanic quality,
producing waves of energy for the pianist to alternately ride and dive
into. Find the Way has the aura of a piano-trio recording in the classic
mold, from melody-rich opener Adrift to the closing title track, a
cover of a romantic tune Parks grew to love on an LP by Rosemary Clooney
and Nelson Riddle. Always concerned with balancing the masculine and
feminine impulses in music, Parks also drew inspiration for this album
from the likes of Alice Coltrane and Shirley Horn (for whom Hart
played); space and subtlety are a priority, with the pianist aiming to
allow the music to breathe and be.