1974 recordings at WKCR in NYC from the quintet of Charles Brackeen (flute & sax), Ahmed Abdullah (trumpet), William Parker (bass), Roger Blank (drums) and Tony Waters (percussion), beautifully recorded and essential free improvisation.
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Catalog ID: NBLP 62/63
Squidco Product Code: 17816
Format: 2 LPs
Packaging: 2 LPs in a Cardstock Foldover
Recorded on October 15th, 1974 at WKCR, NYC.
Charles Brackeen-flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Tony Waters (Ramadan Mumeen)-percussion
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1. Before Heaven and Earth and the World Face of the Deep 17:06
2. Above the Cross My Divine 20:04
3. Time and Money Yamaca Open Pit Chena In the Chapel with Cheer 30:35
4. Redemption Consecration 12:08
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
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1974 recordings at WKCR in NYC from the quintet of Charles Brackeen (flute & sax), Ahmed Abdullah (trumpet), William Parker (bass), Roger Blank (drums) and Tony Waters (percussion), beautifully recorded and essential free improvisation.Also available on CD.
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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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Melodic Art-Tet (Brackeen, Abdullah, Parker, Blank, Waters)
Melodic Art-Tet [VINYL 2 LPs]