Recorded alongside "Corn Meal Dance", these 2007 recordings complete the picture of bassist William Parker's intensely creative session that day, adding 6 songs plus 1 live track from 2012, with Rob Brown (sax); Eri Yamamoto (piano); Lewis Barnes (trumpet); and Leena Conquest (voice).
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Label: Aum Fidelity
Catalog ID: AUM 098CD
Squidco Product Code: 21374
Country: USA / Canada
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn on January 3rd, 2007,by Joe Marciano.
Except tr.6 which was recorded live at Suoni per Il Popolo 2012, Montreal.
William Parker-acoustic bass
Rob Brown-alto saxophone
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1. Bowl Of Stone Around The Sun 9:37
2. Doson Ngoni Blues 8:05
3. Feet Music 5:44
4. Great Spirit 6:43
5. Prayer-Improv 5:53
6. Song (For Whitney) [Live] 6:25
7. Potpourri 2:15
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"Great Spirit again makes abundantly clear William Parker's multi-faceted talents as bassist, composer, poet, bandleader and =songwriter=. Raining On The Moon is the extraordinary group which seamlessly fuses all of these prodigious gifts: his long-standing Quartet with Hamid Drake, Rob Brown, Lewis Barnes is here exquisitely augmented by singer Leena Conquest breathing further compassion & dignity into William's lyrics, and pianist Eri Yamamoto for expert chordal support. Going back a few years, Corn Meal Dance (AUM043) is one of the most beautiful, potent, luminous, and true albums of all-original song ever made. The indelible melodies and rhythms; the words, unyielding and uplifting in equal measure; the performances by all six musicians; the recording quality itself. All are strictly top shelf. The January 2007 studio session which yielded that album was extraordinarily productive, and Great Spirit finally presents the entire balance of material recorded on that wonderfulday."-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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"Rob Brown (born February 27, 1962) is an American free jazz saxophonist and composer.
Rob was born in Hampton, VA. He started playing saxophone at the age of 12 or 13. His first gigs were with a local Virginia and swing band. He eventually studied at Berklee College for two years and worked privately with both Joe Viola and John LaPorta. After a year on the west coast, Brown bounced back to Boston, where he met pianist Matthew Shipp. He moved to NY in 1984 where he enrolled at New York University, earned a music degree, and studied with saxophone masters such as Lee Konitz, but the teacher who had more influence on Rob conceptually was Philadelphian Dennis Sandole. Rob took the train to Philly once a week to study with him for a year and a half.
His first issued recording was the duet with Shipp Sonic Explorations and since then has been actively leading groups or working as a sideman with Shipp, William Parker, Whit Dickey, Joe Morris and Steve Swell.
He is a 2001 CalArts/Alpert/Ucross Residency Prize winner and has received many Meet The Composer Fund grants. In 2006 Rob was awarded a Chamber Music America New Works grant."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Brown_(saxophonist))
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