Things I Wonder is the writing of New York-based guitarist and composer Chris Parrello, as realized with some of the world's finest friends and players. Chris has been fortunate to collaborate on his music with members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kneebody, Grizzly Bear, M83, Wordless Music Orchestra, Robert Glasper Experiment, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Polyphonic Spree, The Knights.


“… an exciting example of how fresh and fine the state of contemporary jazz is, how musicians are expanding this still young music into new territory while maintaining its core values… A beguiling, fascinating recording and a stunning debut.” – thebigcityblog

“Swoonsome” – Time Out New York

“It’s like a bizarre cross between Radiohead, Robert Wyatt, The Bad Plus and Nico.” – Jay Stansfield

“Parrello explores frequently dark and cinematic ideas… to create soundscapes that seem to invoke modern classical chamber music as much as jazz.” – LEO Weekly

“Parrello’s compositions, not just of the individual songs but also of the songs within the album, are thoughtfully gorgeous, equally matching the sheer beauty of Karlie Bruce’s vocals and lyrics.” –

“A scholarly guitar virtuoso” – WECB Radio