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Pianist Aaron Parks writes compositions that bring together jazz, rock and electronica, while his Little Big quartet makes complex meters sound straightforward. Two years ago, the group released its self-titled debut and its internal dialogue continues to grow on Little Big II: Dreams Of A Mechanical Man (Ropeadope).

Parks recently spoke to DownBeat about the new album, the complexities of rhythm, and swiveling between electric and acoustic keyboards from his home just north of New York City.     READ THE Q&A