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Parker, William Quartet
Sound Unity

Parker, William Quartet: Sound Unity (Aum Fidelity)
Label: Aum Fidelity    
Released in: USA    


"The brand new album from the extraordinary William Parker Quartet: Sound Unity is comprised of six brand new long-form compositions recorded live to multi-track in Montreal and Vancouver on the group's Summer 2004 tour of Canada. Infectious grooves and luminescent melodies to the fore. Consummately stunning and eternal?". From the liner notes to Sound Unity by William Parker: "All people in the world need the beauty of truth to survive. ... Over the last 600 years we have acquired tons of knowledge and information about everything under the sun, yet we are a stone's throw away from destroying the world in which we live. All information that is acquired in life must transform into wisdom; then into compassion. Without compassion science will never succeed." - Aum Fidelity

"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/)
2/22/2017

"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)
2/22/2017





Related Categories of Interest:

NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Jazz
Parker, William
Improvised Music
Quartet Recordings
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv



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Product Information:

UPC: 642623303429

Label: Aum Fidelity
Catalog ID: AUM 034CD
Squidco Product Code: 4774

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Personnel:

William Parker-bass/composition

Hamid Drake-drums

Rob Brown-alto saxophone

Lewis Barnes-trumpet

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