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Parker, William Quartets

Meditation / Resurrection [2 CDs]

Parker, William Quartets: Meditation / Resurrection [2 CDs] (Aum Fidelity)

New compositions from bassist William Parker, two CDs with the first performed by the William Parker Quartet of Hamid Drake on drums, Rob Brown on sax, and Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson on trumpet, the second with his In Order to Survive quartet with Brown, Drake, and Coooper-Moore on piano; a tremendous album of beautiful melodies and infectious rhythms.
 

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Packaged in deluxe 8-panel digipak adorned with artwork front & back by Lois Eby, and extensive & illuminating notes by William Parker on the music and more.

UPC: 642623310427

Label: Aum Fidelity
Catalog ID: AUM 104-05CD
Squidco Product Code: 24181

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack - 4 panel
Recorded live at Systems Two Studio, in Brooklyn, New York, on October 14th, 2016, by Michael Marciano.


Personnel:

William Parker-bass

Hamid Drake-drums

Rob Brown-alto saxophone

Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson-trumpet

Cooper-Moore-piano

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track listing:


CD1



1. Criminals in the White House 5:28

2. Leaves / Rain 7:01

3. Horace Silver part 2 7:15

4. Handsome Lake 10:03

5. Rodney's Resurrection 10:06

6. Horace Silver part 1 4:44

7. Give Me Back My Drum 11:29

CD2



1. Sunrise In East Harlem 11:26

2. Some Lake Oliver 11:48

3. Things Falling Apart 18:02

4. Urban Disruption 12:05

5. Orange Winter Flower 12:50
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"Meditation / Resurrection is a double-album presenting a bounty of beautiful new William Parker compositions performed by two of his flagship ensembles, the Quartet -&- In Order To Survive.

It was recorded & mixed live during a one-day studio session in late 2016. With the tone of the pieces & performances reflecting our current moment, this is Parker & the groups' follow-up release to 2013's monumental Wood Flute Songs box set.

At the core of both groups is Parker's foundational bass together with rhythm twin, drummer Hamid Drake. Their partnership-two decades deep now-is one of the great rhythm sections in recorded history. Alto saxophonist Rob Brown is likewise featured throughout. Brown is one of the all-time great improvisers on alto, and the springboard of Parker's bands in which he has been perennially featured always brings out his best.

Pianist Cooper-Moore features on Album Two/CD2. He has been an exceptionally significant catalyst in the world of creative music for over 40 years. As William writes in the notes, "Cooper-Moore is one of the special people who speaks and plays from the heart all the time with power and grace." Cooper-Moore was the Lifetime Achievement Honoree at the 2017 edition of the Vision Festival, NYC. In Order To Survive performed as part of this celebration on Monday, May 29, and will again - extensively - at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn on July 13 & 14!

Trumpeter Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson appears on album/CD1. Hailing from Oklahoma City, and a resident of Switzerland since 1994, he is a major figure in his own right as a composer of modern classical and world music, and is well-versed in the language of blues, jazz and improvisation. From the liner notes, "Jalalu is always able to transform any music situation into a magical experience."

William Parker's exceptional gift as a composer of beautiful melodies and infectious rhythms have long been intrinsic to his art, and it has always been on full display in the work of the quartets featured here. Being that these groups are among the highest caliber jazz bands of our time, Parker's luminous compositions are brought to vibrant, ever-giving blossom.

= Meditation is the direction .. resurrection can be yours to grasp =

"-Aum Fidelity


Packaged in deluxe 8-panel digipak adorned with artwork front & back by Lois Eby, and extensive & illuminating notes by William Parker on the music and more.

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/)
11/15/2017

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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)
11/15/2017

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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))
11/15/2017

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"Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson was born in Oklahoma City in 1951. His music extends from Classical to Jazz.

In the words of William Parker: "Jalalu has a big personality. He is full of that Oklahoma red-man, black-man, ghost-dance song and is truly one of the unsung heroes in twentieth - and 21st-century music. For me, the quality and volume of his work is on the same level as Ornette Coleman and Duke Ellington. Jalalu has written a full range of music for dance and theater, and for an endless combination of ensembles, including solo bass, music for 25 tubas, string quartets, full symphony orchestra, voice, percussion and electronics, to name a few. A wonderful trumpet player and improviser, he is continually searching for new sounds through the world of children. Due to the lack of respect in America, he has been living in Europe in order to find some solace while he continues opening new doors to the universe of music." "

-Last FM (https://www.last.fm/music/Jalalu-Kalvert+Nelson/+wiki)
11/15/2017

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"As a composer, performer, instrument builder/designer, storyteller, teacher, mentor, and organizer, Cooper-Moore [b. August 31, 1946] has been a major, if somewhat behind-the-scenes, catalyst in the world of creative music for over 40 years. As a child prodigy Cooper-Moore played piano in churches near his birthplace in the Piedmont region of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. His performance roots in the realm of avant jazz music date to the NYC Loft Jazz era in the early/mid-70s. His first fully committed jazz group was formed in 1970 - the collective trio Apogee with David S. Ware and drummer Marc Edwards. Sonny Rollins asked them to open for him at the Village Vanguard in 1973, and they did so with aplomb. A studio recording of this group was made in 1977, and issued as Birth of a Being on hatHut under Ware's name in 1979 (re-mixed and re-issued in expanded form on AUM Fidelity in 2015!). Following an evidently rather trying European tour with Ware, Beaver Harris, and Brian Smith in 1981, Cooper-Moore returned home and completely destroyed his piano, with sledgehammer and fire, in his backyard. He didn't play piano again until some years after, instead focusing his energies from 1981-1985 on developing and implementing curriculum to teach children through music via the Head Start program. Returning to New York in 1985, he spent a great part of his creative time working and performing with theatre and dance productions, largely utilizing his hand-crafted instruments. It was not until the early 90s, when William Parker asked him to join his group In Order To Survive, that Cooper-Moore's pianistic gifts were again regularly featured in the jazz context. In the early 'aughts the group Triptych Myth was his own first regular working jazz group in decades and together they blazed some trails and released two albums: one rich formative, and one exquisite. A destined creative re-union with David S. Ware in the Planetary Unknown quartet, the Digital Primitives trio with Assif Tsahar & Chad Taylor, and continued work with William Parker followed. Cooper-Moore's creative life continues well-strong and unabated into the present day. He will be/was the Lifetime Achievement Honoree at the 22nd iteration of Vision Festval, NYC on May 29, 2017."

-Aum Fidelity (http://www.aumfidelity.com/cooper-moore.html)
11/15/2017

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