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Parker, William: At Somewhere There (Barnyard)

William Parker performed these three solo pieces at Tortono's Somewhere There, performing on acoustic bass, dousn'gouni and double flute, distinctive and inspired solo work.
 

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UPC: 777320156327

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR 0313
Squidco Product Code: 12879

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Canada
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded by Jean Martin on July 26, 2008 @ Somewhere There, Toronto. Mixed


Personnel:

William Parker-acoustic bass, dousn'gouni, double flute

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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/)
7/28/2020

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track listing:


1. Cathedral Wisdom Light 47:51

2. For Don Cherry 5:50

3. For Ella Parker 3:51
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Somewhere There is a place for informal music. This may suggest the music isn't serious but that's not what I mean at all.For example, William Parker made this music for forty rapt listeners on a hot July night in Toronto. It's a music where the form unfolded in the playing, literally a new music. His signature synaesthetic philosophy invites colour-drenched metaphors: Prismic refraction, gardens blooming, a harvest feast being prepared. This music is playful, as seriously playful as your life.

Likewise, the musicWitness®, Jeff Schlanger, the playful co-conspirator in this sightsound music, swirled a serious dance of paint, making the sounds tangible in colour. As a place for informal music, Somewhere There invited its forty guests to get inside the mysterious space where these men played. The experience was so enveloping for me that I could see the sounds William played, first in a billowing cloud and then shooting out like light-tendrils that circled my head. As this magic unfolded, though I was sitting in the back with only a wall behind me, I swear that from over my shoulder I could hear children laughing. Seriously."-Scott Thomson, July 2009

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Improvised Music
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Parker, William
2010 Top 40
Toronto Area Improvisation
Free Improvisation
Canadian Composition & Improvisation


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