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The NYC trio of saxophonist Tony Malaby, bassist William Parker and drummer Nasheet Waits present their 3rd Tamarindo record of "high-impact free-form progressive jazz extravaganza", flowing music demonstrating the strength of all 3 players.

Malaby, Tony Tamarindo
Somos Agua

Malaby, Tony Tamarindo: Somos Agua (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"There's a Portuguese saying which can be translated to "there is no two things without three", and even if that's not entirely true, the dictum is now confirmed by the third recording by that supertrio called Tamarindo, assembling Tony Malaby, William Parker and Nasheet Waits.

Again, you have the poetic feeling transmitted by the chosen name for this project, but also the drive and the energy implicit in the one that was firstly thought to identify this music: Exploding Heart. Yes, each piece almost blows in your face, like an exotic fruit bursting in delicious juices. Critics already labeled it as a "high-impact free-form progressive jazz extravaganza", but Somos Água is not simply more of the same.

After Tamarindo and Tamarindo Live, both released by the Lisbon-based Clean Feed, you notice that the formula is perfected and matured. The music flows like a river, surpassing all the obstacles put against its currents, and it happens in the most natural of ways, even if you know that those rocks and branches were disposed there with purpose. Here's an astonishing release, confirming Tony Malaby as one of the living heroes of the saxophone and revealing all the motives why Parker and Waits are two fundamental voices of today's jazz creativity."-Clean Feed

"When Sonny Rollins released the album Saxophone Colossus (Prestige, 1956), he not only made the point that he loomed over all over saxophone players of his day; he made a spot-on statement about his music, in which he tended to dominate his sidemen. The Arizona-born, NYC-based saxophonist Tony Malaby likewise made a multi-faceted artistic declaration when he dubbed one of his combos Tamarindo." Bill Meyer, Chicago

"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 (

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Product Information:


Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 304
Squidco Product Code: 19094

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at Systems 2 oi Brooklyn, New York, on August 1st, 2013, by Joe Marciano.


Tony Mallaby-soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone

William Parker-double bass

Nasheet Waits-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Mule Skinner 5:46

2. Loretto 5:50

3. *matik-Matik* 6:00

4. Can't Find You... 13:12

5. Bitter Dream 8:34

6. Little Head 5:20

7. Somos Agua 10:24