Parker, William Double Quartet
Alphaville Suite: Music Inspired by the Jean Luc Godard film
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Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded January 4, 5, 2007 by Anthony Ruotolo at Leon Lee Dorsey Studio, NYC.
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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.
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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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