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Parker, William Double Quartet

Alphaville Suite: Music Inspired by the Jean Luc Godard film

Parker, William Double Quartet: Alphaville Suite: Music Inspired by the Jean Luc Godard film (RogueArt)


 

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UPC: 3760131270105

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: 10
Squidco Product Code: 8457

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: France
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded January 4, 5, 2007 by Anthony Ruotolo at Leon Lee Dorsey Studio, NYC.


Personnel:

William Parker-bass

Rob Brown-alto sax

Lewis Barnes-trumpet

Hamid Drake-drums

Mazz Sqift-violin

Jessica Pavone-viola

Julia Kent-cello

Shiau-Shu Yu-cello

Leena Conquest-vocals

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track listing:


1. Alphaville Main Theme 6:02

2. Journey to the End of the Night 11:00

3. Natasha's Theme I 2:05

4. Interrogation 2:50

5. Alpha 60 9:45

6. Doctor Badguy 14:08

7. Oceanville Evening 3:05

8. Civilization of Light 16:49

9. Outlands 6:57

10. Natasha's Theme II 2:08
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A new studio album from New York bassist and composer William Parker. Alphaville Suite uses players familiar to Parker (Rob Brown, Hamid Drake, Jessica Pavone, etc) with guest Leena Conquest on vocals, to present this ten piece suite inspired the Jean Luc Godard Film of the same name.


Artist Biographies:

"William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, "the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time."

In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists.

Parker's current bands include the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, In Order to Survive, Raining on the Moon, Stan's Hat Flapping in the Wind, and the Cosmic Mountain Quartet with Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, and Cooper-Moore. Throughout his career he has performed with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Milford Graves, and David S. Ware, among others."

-William Parker Website (http://www.williamparker.net/)
12/13/2017

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"Rob Brown (born February 27, 1962) is an American free jazz saxophonist and composer.

Rob was born in Hampton, VA. He started playing saxophone at the age of 12 or 13. His first gigs were with a local Virginia and swing band. He eventually studied at Berklee College for two years and worked privately with both Joe Viola and John LaPorta. After a year on the west coast, Brown bounced back to Boston, where he met pianist Matthew Shipp. He moved to NY in 1984 where he enrolled at New York University, earned a music degree, and studied with saxophone masters such as Lee Konitz, but the teacher who had more influence on Rob conceptually was Philadelphian Dennis Sandole. Rob took the train to Philly once a week to study with him for a year and a half.

His first issued recording was the duet with Shipp Sonic Explorations and since then has been actively leading groups or working as a sideman with Shipp, William Parker, Whit Dickey, Joe Morris and Steve Swell.

He is a 2001 CalArts/Alpert/Ucross Residency Prize winner and has received many Meet The Composer Fund grants. In 2006 Rob was awarded a Chamber Music America New Works grant."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Brown_(saxophonist))
12/13/2017

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"Hamid Drake (born August 3, 1955) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist. He lives in Chicago, IL but spends a great deal of time touring worldwide. By the close of the 1990s, Hamid Drake was widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in jazz and avant improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free-jazz improvisers. Drake also has performed world music; by the late 70s, he was a member of Foday Musa Suso's Mandingo Griot Society and has played reggae throughout his career.

Drake has worked with trumpeter Don Cherry, pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Fred Anderson, Archie Shepp and David Murray and bassists Reggie Workman and William Parker (in a large number of lineups)

He studied drums extensively, including eastern and Caribbean styles. He frequently plays without sticks; using his hands to develop subtle commanding undertones. His tabla playing is notable for his subtlety and flair. Drake's questing nature and his interest in Caribbean percussion led to a deep involvement with reggae."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamid_Drake)
12/13/2017

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"Jessica Pavone (composer, viola, violin, el.bass) has performed in countless improvisation, avant jazz, experimental, folk, soul, and chamber ensembles since moving to NYC in 2000. She currently plays with Normal Love, in a duo with guitarist Mary Halvorson, with Anthony Braxton's ensembles and as a solo violist. As a composer, The Wire magazine praised her "ability to transform a naked tonal gesture into something special," and The New York Times described her music as "distinct and beguiling...its core is steely, and its execution clear."

Pavone's recent works for solo viola and voice stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration. She combines her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content while continuously experimenting with new forms. She is interested in the physicality of performing her somewhat larger-than-comfortable instrument and believes that cultivating physical bodies as a strong container for her thoughts is part of the creative process.

As an instrumentalist, she has personally worked with and interpreted new music by; Aaron Seigel, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Elliott Sharp, Glenn Branca, Henry Threadgill, Leo Smith, Jason Ajemian, Jason Cady, Jeremiah Cymerman, John King, Matana Roberts, Matthew Welch, Tristan Perich, Tyondai Braxton and William Parker; and, has played strings in bands such as Christy and Emily, Pure Horsehair, White Blue Yellow and Clouds, Joy Mega, and The Artificials.

Pavone has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, performing in venues ranging from international music festivals, universities, and art galleries, to community centers and basements. Her music has premiered in venues in New York City such as, Roulette, Issue Project Room, and The Kitchen, and at the Klangbad Festival in Sheer, Germany. In 2011 she was featured in NPR's "The Mix: 100 Composers Under 40." She has received grants and commissions from the Aaron Copland Recording Fund, the American Music Center, New Music USA for her collaboration with choreographer, Anna Sperber, The Kitchen, MATA, The Jerome Foundation, The Tri-Centric Foundation, Experiments in Opera, and the chamber music collective, Till By Turning."

-Jessica Pavone Website (http://www.jessicapavone.com/bio.htm)
12/13/2017

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Other Releases With These Artists:
Converse, Connie (Anderson / Patton / Halvorson & Pavone / Haden / Kang / Wainwright / Elysian Fields / Tweedy / Amidon / ...)
Vanity Of Vanities - A Tribute To Connie Converse
(Tzadik)
Swell, Steve (w/ Brown / Hwang / Ulrich / Boston / Pugliese)
Music for Six Musicians: Hommage a Olivier Messiaen
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(Aum Fidelity)
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Dunmall, Paul Quintet
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Perelman, Ivo / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 4
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Eloping with the Sun (William Parker / Morris / Drake)
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Pavone, Jessica
Silent Spills
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Williams, Arthur (w/ Peter Kuhn / Toshinori Kondo / William Parker / Denis Charles)
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Kuhn, Peter (w/ Toshinori Kondo / Arthur Williams / William Parker / Denis Charles)
No Coming, No Going. The Music of Peter Kuhn, 1978-1979 [2 CDs]
(NoBusiness)
Braxton, Anthony
Trillium J [4 CDs + Blu Ray]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Braxton, Anthony
3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
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Electric Ascension - Live At The 2012 Guelph Festival + "Cleaning The Mirror - A Documentary by John Rogers" [Blu Ray + DVD + CD]
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Parker, William / Raining on the Moon
Great Spirit
(Aum Fidelity)
Swell's, Steve Kende Dreams (Swell/ Brown / Crothers / Parker / Taylor)
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(Silkheart)
Parker, William
For Those Who Are, Still [3 CD BOX]
(Aum Fidelity)
The Turbine! (Bankhead / Duboc / Drake / Lopez + guests)
Entropy/Enthalpy [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Shipp, Matthew Quartet Declared Enemy
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(RogueArt)
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Medicine Buddha
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Innanen, Mikko / William Parker / Andrew Cyrille
Song For A New Decade [2 CDs]
(Tum)
Malaby, Tony Tamarindo
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Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake
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DKV Trio + Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love / Pupillo
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Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa)
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Shipp, Matthew
Greatest Hits
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Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
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Braxton, Anthony
Trillium E
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Element Choir, The & William Parker
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Bang, Billy Survival Ensemble
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(Firehouse 12 Records)
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Taylor, Cecil Unit
The Eighth
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(Les Disques Victo)
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Live at Glenn Miller Cafe: Soul Bodies Volume 2
(Ayler)
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Shipp, Matthew
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(RogueArt)
Parker, William Quartets
Meditation / Resurrection [2 CDs]
(Aum Fidelity)
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Swell's, Steve Kende Dreams (Swell/ Brown / Crothers / Parker / Taylor)
Hommage A Bartok
(Silkheart)
The Turbine! (Bankhead / Duboc / Drake / Lopez + guests)
Entropy/Enthalpy [2 CDs]
(RogueArt)
Shipp, Matthew Quartet Declared Enemy
Our Lady Of The Flowers
(RogueArt)
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Medicine Buddha
(NoBusiness)
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Song For A New Decade [2 CDs]
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Malaby, Tony Tamarindo
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Jordan, Kidd & Hamid Drake
A Night in November
(Valid Records)
DKV Trio + Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love / Pupillo
Schl8hof [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Melodic Art-Tet (Brackeen, Abdullah, Parker, Blank, Waters)
Melodic Art-Tet [VINYL 2 LPs]
(NoBusiness)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
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(Leo)
Shipp, Matthew
Greatest Hits
(Thirsty Ear)
Fields, Scott
Five Frozen Eggs
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
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Chicago Trio (Dawkins / Bankhead / Drake)
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