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Label: Aum Fidelity
Catalog ID: AUM 041CD
Squidco Product Code: 7939
Recorded by Michael Marciano on September 21, 2005 at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn. Mixed by Steven Joerg and Michael Marciano at Systems Two on June 20 & September 7, 2006.
William Parker-doson'ngoni, shakuhachi, dumbek, talking drum, water bowls, bass
Hamid Drake-tabla, frame drum, gongs, drums
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1. Awake, Arise
2. Sky (RealAudio)
5. Sifting The Dust
6. Edge Of Everything (RealAudio)
7. Traces Of The Beloved
8. Anaya Dancing (RealAudio)
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
sample the album:
"Summer Snow represents the second immaculate Duo studio session from two of the greatest musical beings America has to offer the World. Our March 2007 über-expanded re/issue of their first Duo meetings - First Communion + Piercing The Veil: volume 1 complete - displayed their eternal prowess via intensity in full; drawing on musical traditions that span the globe. Summer Snow continues their masterful incorporation of the world's music and reveals Parker and Drake in a beautifully meditative and equally mesmerizing state of creation. Eleven fully improvised sonic treasures in song that ought give wisdom forevermore."-Aum Fidelity
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"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/)
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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)
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