On Friday, violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller’s quartet Parlour Game released their debut self-titled album.
The record teems with energy and variety: Each song tells its story in alternating pulses of old-world and modern jazz sounds. Opening track “Play Money” exudes a youthful charm, while meditative album closer “Sleep Rider” was inspired by how Scheinman would fall asleep atop her horse as she rode home from school in the winter months.
“I have often played music that is in some way a reaction to jazz,” Scheinman commented in a press release. “In this group I just want to play a great melody, feel the groove, and let the audience in. So much can happen at a show when everyone is in it together.”
Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game is rounded out by pianist Carmen Staaf and bassist Tony Scherr. Listen to their new album below: