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Malaby, Tony Tamarindo: Somos Agua
Malaby, Tony Tamarindo:
Somos Agua

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )



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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 Live
Malaby, Tony:
Tamarindo Live

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )



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Saxophonist Tony Malaby's incredible Tamarindo trio with William Parker on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums is transformed to a quartet with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, performing live in NYC, 2010.

Marcus, Michael Trio (w/ William Parker / Denis Charles): Ithem
Marcus, Michael Trio (w/ William Parker / Denis Charles):
Ithem

(Ayler Records -- France )



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Shipp, Matthew Quartet Declared Enemy: Our Lady Of The Flowers
Shipp, Matthew Quartet Declared Enemy:
Our Lady Of The Flowers

(RogueArt -- France )



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Named after Jean Genet's infamous novel, New York pianist Matthew Shipp's quartet Declared Enemy with Sabir Mateen on tenor sax & clarinet, William Parker on double bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, return for a second outstanding album of dynamic and masterful jazz.

Parker, William Double Quartet: Alphaville Suite: Music Inspired by the Jean Luc Godard film
Parker, William Double Quartet:
Alphaville Suite: Music Inspired by the Jean Luc Godard film

(RogueArt -- France )



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Udu Calls Trio feat. William Parker: The Vancouver Tapes
Udu Calls Trio feat. William Parker:
The Vancouver Tapes

(Long Song Records -- Italy )



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A live recording from 1999 in Vancouver, two extended improvisations from drummer Tiziano Tononi's UDU Calls Trio featuring William Parker on double bass; Tiziano Tononi on drums, congas, gong, bells & whistles; Daniele Cavallanti on saxophone, Ney flute and bells.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal
Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )



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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Shipp, Matthew Quartet: Points
Shipp, Matthew Quartet:
Points

(Silkheart -- Sweden )



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Malaby, Tony : Tamarindo
Malaby, Tony :
Tamarindo

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )



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Tony Malaby's trio with William Parker & Nasheet Waits shows his great stylistic diversity in original compositions, making this his finest release to date.

Kuhn, Peter (w/ Toshinori Kondo / Arthur Williams / William Parker / Denis Charles): No Coming, No G
Kuhn, Peter (w/ Toshinori Kondo / Arthur Williams / William Parker / Denis Charles):
No Coming, No Going. The Music of Peter Kuhn, 1978-1979 [2 CDs]

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )



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Two recordings from multi-reedist Peter Kuhn from 1978-79; a reissue of an LP of a '78 radio broadcast with Toshinori Kondo (trumpet), Arthur Williams (trumpet), William Parker (bass), and Denis Charles (drums); and a live concert with Denis Charles in Massachusetts in '79.

Parker, William : Conversations II Dialogues & Monologues [CD & BOOK]
Parker, William :
Conversations II Dialogues & Monologues [CD & BOOK]

(RogueArt -- France )



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The 2nd volume in New York free improvising basist William Parker's "Conversations" series, more than 500 pages with 32 interview between William Parker and artists including Marshall Allen, Tim Berne, Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Dresser, Henry Grimes, &c &c, plus a CD excerpting those interviews and punctuated with duos between Parker and saxophonist Kidd Jordan.

Gjerstad, Frode / Hamid Drake / William Parker: [4-CD BOX SET]
Gjerstad, Frode / Hamid Drake / William Parker:
[4-CD BOX SET]

(Not Two -- Poland )



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4 essential albums from the trio of Frode Gjerstad on saxophones and reeds, William Parker on double bass, and Hamid Drake on drums; CD 1 presents "Ultima" originally released in 1997 on Cadence Jazz; CD 2 presents "Remember To Forget" from 1998 on Circulasione Totale; CD 3 "The Other Side" from 2006 on Ayler Records; and CD 4 "On Reade Street" from 2008 on FMR.

Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra): One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation
Fernandez, Agusti Trio (w. William Parker / Susie Ibarra):
One Night At The Joan Miro Foundation

(Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!) -- Poland )



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A formidable meeting of three powerhouses of modern creative improvisation of diverse backgrounds -- Filipina-American drummer/percussionist Susie Ibarra, legendary New York bassist William Parker, and Spanish pianist Agusti Fernandez, in a spirited, masterful and stunning live performance at the Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona recorded in 1998.

Jordan, Kidd / Joel Futterman / William Parker / Alvin Fielder : Live At The Guelph Jazz Festival 20
Jordan, Kidd / Joel Futterman / William Parker / Alvin Fielder :
Live At The Guelph Jazz Festival 2011

(Creative Collective -- USA )



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The 2011 Guelph Jazz Festival presented this quartet of legendary players--William Parker on bass, Alvin Fielder on drums & percussion, Joel Futterman on piano & flute, and Kidd Jordan on tenor saxophone--for an exemplary concert of jazz that uses free approaches to create melodic, inventive and soulful music, the expansive conversations sophisticated and wonderfully exhilarating.

Parker, William: Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World (Volumes 1-10) [10 CD BOX SET]
Parker, William:
Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World (Volumes 1-10) [10 CD BOX SET]

(Centering Records -- USA )



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A 10-album collection in a solid box set of vocal and instrumental suites recorded expressly for this set between late 2018 and early 2020, with women's voices at its core (both on voice & other instruments), taking a vast view of music from around the globe through free improvisation and re-imagined sonic collage, performed by groupings of extraordinary performers.

Mela, Francisco feat. Matthew Shipp / William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1
Mela, Francisco feat. Matthew Shipp / William Parker:
Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )



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A member of pianist McCoy Tyner's Trio and Joe Lavano's Quartet, New York drummer Francisco Mela's own career as a leader is heard in this energetic trio album with two of NY's finest--pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker--recording in the studio in Brooklyn in 2020 for two extended and powerful collective improvisations and a brief "Dark Light".

Tsahar, Assif / William Parker / Hamid Drake: In Between The Tumbling A Stillness [VINYL]
Tsahar, Assif / William Parker / Hamid Drake:
In Between The Tumbling A Stillness [VINYL]

(Hopscotch Records -- USA )



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A fierce free jazz concert recorded live at Levontin 7, in Tel Aviv by three players with a long history of collaboration and dynamic trio settings, from Israeli saxophonist formerly based in NYC Assif Tsahar, bassist William Parker and Chicago drummer Hamid Drake, in two extended, energetic and inventive improvisations and a concise closing "Stillness".

Mela, Francisco feat. Matthew Shipp / William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1 [VINYL]
Mela, Francisco feat. Matthew Shipp / William Parker:
Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )



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A member of pianist McCoy Tyner's Trio and Joe Lavano's Quartet, New York drummer Francisco Mela's own career as a leader is heard in this energetic trio album with two of NY's finest--pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker--recording in the studio in Brooklyn in 2020 for two extended and powerful collective improvisations and a brief "Dark Light".

Dopolarians (Chad Fowler / Kelley Hurt / Christopher Parker / William Parker): The Bond
Dopolarians (Chad Fowler / Kelley Hurt / Christopher Parker / William Parker):
The Bond

(Mahakala Music -- USA )



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Reinventing their band with the late drummer Alvin Fielder and saxophonist Kidd Jordan, the core trio of vocalist Kelley Hurt, pianist Christopher Parker and alto saxophonist Chad Fowler bring together drumming legend Brian Blade, bassist William Parker and trumpeter Marc Franklin for three extended works, rich journeys in expressive, soulful and lyrical free jazz

Parker, Christopher / The Band of Guardian Angels: Soul Food
Parker, Christopher / The Band of Guardian Angels:
Soul Food

(Mahakala Music -- USA )



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An open and free album of modern jazz evoking loft-style collective improvisation but controlled under the compositions of pianist Christopher Parker, in his debut album as a leader with the incredibly talented sextet of Kelley Hurt on vocals, Daniel Carter on winds, Jaimie Branch on trumpet, William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums

Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela: O Life, O Light Vol. 1
Amba, Zoh / William Parker / Francisco Mela:
O Life, O Light Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )



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New generation New York tenor saxophonist Zoe Amba, a Tennessee transplant whose spirit is illuminated with free styles that harken back to Ayler, recording in the studio with a trio of luminary players--William Parker on bass and Francisco Mela on drums--performing three Amba compositions, one featuring Amba on flute; the CD edition contains one bonus improvisation.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver : Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver :
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )



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The 2nd of two studio albums from the quartet of Daniel Carter on saxophone & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, recordings from the same sessions as the 1st volume with five shorter works, as the long-time collaborators and friends show their nearly telepathic rapport in adventurous and masterful modern jazz.

Carter, Daniel / Parker, William / Ughi, Federico: The Dream
Carter, Daniel / Parker, William / Ughi, Federico:
The Dream

(577 Records -- USA )



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This album was developed to present Daniel Carter, typically a wind/reed/trumpeter player, on an album that included his piano playing, which then advanced by adding the goal of both Carter and long-time collaborator, drummer Federico Ughi, to record with bassist William Parker, who rounds out this excellent trio on bass, tuba and shakuhachi.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver : Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver :
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1

(577 Records -- USA )



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After decades playing together, the quartet of Daniel Carter on tenor sax, trumpet & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, release the first of two planned studio albums, with two extended and remarkably warm collective excursions bookending a shorter "Scintillate", in an exceptionally solid album of masterful modern jazz.

Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi: Live! Volume 1: Erie [VINYL]
Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
Live! Volume 1: Erie [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )



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Working together in tours and recording since 2005, the NY trio of multi-reedist and wind player Daniel Carter, bassis William Parker and drummer/percussionist Federico Ughi are joined by saxophonist Watson Jennison also on flute, recorder and keyboards for this enlightened album of modern and transcendent jazz in a limited, remastered LP edition with bonus material.

Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Federico Ughi: The Dream [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]
Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
The Dream [VINYL + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )



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This album was developed to present Daniel Carter, typically a wind/reed/trumpeter player, on an album that included his piano playing, which then advanced by adding the goal of both Carter and long-time collaborator, drummer Federico Ughi, to record with bassist William Parker, who rounds out this excellent trio on bass, tuba and shakuhachi.

Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Federico Ughi: Navajo Sunrise
Carter, Daniel / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
Navajo Sunrise

(Rudi Records -- Italy )



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One of a pair of complementary CDs (Navajo Sunrise and Navajo Sunset) this 2010 trio recording of a live performance at Area Sismica, Ravaldino in Monte, Italy between Daniel Carter on alto sax & piano, William Parker on bass & shakuhachi and Federico Ughi on drums, is a solid example of the sensitivity and collaborative power of the Downtown NY creative jazz scene.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Ship / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [CASSETTE
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Ship / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver:
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(577 Records -- USA )



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The 2nd of two studio albums from the quartet of Daniel Carter on saxophone & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, recordings from the same sessions as the 1st volume with five shorter works, as the long-time collaborators and friends show their nearly telepathic rapport in adventurous and masterful modern jazz.

Yamamoto, Eri / Chad Fowler / William Parker / Steve Hirsh: Sparks [2 CDs]
Yamamoto, Eri / Chad Fowler / William Parker / Steve Hirsh:
Sparks [2 CDs]

(Mahakala Music -- USA )



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Four of New York's most versed free jazz players--Eri Yamamoto on piano, Chad Fowler on stritch & Saxello, William Parker on bass and Steve Hirsh on drums--aim for a form of Spontaneous Folk Music through post-bop/free jazz idioms, recording in the studio for naturally lyrical music that builds from a beautiful glimmer to a passionate fire of masterful interaction.

Jordan, Edward 'Kidd'  / Joel Futterman / William Parker / Hamid Drake: A Tribute to Alvin Fielder (
Jordan, Edward 'Kidd' / Joel Futterman / William Parker / Hamid Drake:
A Tribute to Alvin Fielder (Live at Vision Festival XXIV)

(Mahakala Music -- USA )



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Recorded at Vision Festival XXIV in June of 2019, legendary drummer Alvin Fielder's friends and long time partners Kidd Jordan on tenor saxophone, Joel Futterman on piano and William Parker on contrabass are joined by drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake for an emotional and potent swinging free jazz tribute to Fielder, who passed away in January of that year.

Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi: Live! Volume 1: Erie
Carter, Daniel / Watson Jennison / William Parker / Federico Ughi:
Live! Volume 1: Erie

(577 Records -- USA )



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Working together in tours and recording since 2005, the NY trio of multi-reedist and wind player Daniel Carter, bassis William Parker and drummer/percussionist Federico Ughi are joined by saxophonist Watson Jennison also on flute, recorder and keyboards for this enlightened album of modern and transcendent jazz in a limited, remastered LP edition with bonus material.

Dopolarians (William Parker / Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelle
Dopolarians (William Parker / Kidd Jordan / Alvin Fielder / Chad Fowler / Christopher Parker / Kelley Hurt):
Garden Party

(Mahakala Music -- USA )



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Legendary players, drummer Alvin Fielder, bassist William Parker, and saxophonist Kidd Jordan joined younger generation players pianist Christopher Parker, vocalist Kelley Hurt, and saxophonist Chad Fowler in New Orleans to record this exceptional album of modern jazz compositions primarily from Fowler, plus a collective improvisation and a narrative from Hurt.

William Parker: Universal Tonality [2 CDs]
William Parker:
Universal Tonality [2 CDs]

(Centering Records -- USA )



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An incredible performance recorded at Roulette in NYC by a large ensemble of 16 jazz luminaries of various ages, cultures and musical backgrounds, led by composer and bassist William Parker, who explains that Universal Tonality is another name for love, the profusion of which is interpreted by vocalist Leena Conquest in a profoundly inspired concert of magnificent artistry.

Fowler, Chad / William Parker / Anders Griffen: Broken Unbroken
Fowler, Chad / William Parker / Anders Griffen:
Broken Unbroken

(Mahakala Music -- USA )



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Led by New York wind and reed player Chad Fowler, who performs here on stritch, saxello & alto flute, this collective free jazz album brings together frequent collaborators, bassist William Parker (with whom Fowler plays in Dopolarians) and drummer & trumpeter Anders Griffen (heard on Thinking Unthinking and the Music of Frank Lowe) for two extended improvisations from contemplative to assertive.

Mela, Francisco feat. Cooper-Moore / William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 2
Mela, Francisco feat. Cooper-Moore / William Parker:
Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 2

(577 Records -- USA )



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The second volume of Music Frees Our Souls, the trio of Francisco Mela on drums, Cooper-Moore on piano and William Parker on bass, recording in the studio in Brooklyn two extended, far reaching and powerful collective improvisations of music performed under the influence of Mela's work with, mentorship by and encouragement from pianist McCoy Tyner.

Futterman, Joel / William Parker / Chad Fowler / Steve Hirsh: The Deep
Futterman, Joel / William Parker / Chad Fowler / Steve Hirsh:
The Deep

(Mahakala Music -- USA )



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Sounding as though they'd played together for decades, this 1st meeting between pianist Joel Futterman, bassist William Parker, saxophonist Chad Fowler and drummer Steve Hirsh is a single 52-minute free jazz exposition as the four immediately fall into an invigorating conversation that continues through diverse moods from pinnacles of activity to reflective tone worlds; masterful!

Swell's, Steve Fire Into Music ( w/ Moondoc / Parker / Drake): For Jemeel: Fire From The Road [3 CDs
Swell's, Steve Fire Into Music ( w/ Moondoc / Parker / Drake):
For Jemeel: Fire From The Road [3 CDs]

(RogueArt -- France )



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A triple CD of extended and magnificent performances between 2004 & 2005 from the quartet of Steve Swell on trombone, William Parker on double bass, Hamid Drake on drums and Jemeel Moondoc on alto saxophone, to whom this album is dedicated; two concerts in Texas and one at the Guelph Jazz Festival, with compositions from Swell and Moondoc plus collective improvisations.

Parker, William: Conversations IV [BOOK]
Parker, William:
Conversations IV [BOOK]

(RogueArt -- France )



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The fourth book in New York improvising bassist William Parker's interview with other improvisers, here with 29 interviews, and 24 works of art by Jeff Schlangler; interviews include Peter Brötzmann, Darius Jones, Ava Mendoza, Zeena Parkins, Tom Rainey, Bobby Zankel, Evan Parker, James Brandon Lewis, Micheal Bisio, Mario Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum, &c.

Carter, Daniel / Parker, William / Ughi, Federico: The Dream
Carter, Daniel / Parker, William / Ughi, Federico:
The Dream

(577 Records -- USA )



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This album was developed to present Daniel Carter, typically a wind/reed/trumpeter player, on an album that included his piano playing, which then advanced by adding the goal of both Carter and long-time collaborator, drummer Federico Ughi, to record with bassist William Parker, who rounds out this excellent trio on bass, tuba and shakuhachi.

Shipp, Matthew Trio: Circular Temple
Shipp, Matthew Trio:
Circular Temple

(ESP-Disk -- USA )



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Originally released in 1992 on the US Quinton Records label, this trio album by New York improvisers, pianist Matthew Shipp (this being his first CD under his own name), bassist William Parker and drummer Whit Dickey, presents the four-part "Circular Temple" composed by Shipp, leveraging the language of jazz in remarkable ways, particularly the 2nd movement, "Monk's Nightmare".

Shipp, Matthew Trio: Circular Temple [VINYL]
Shipp, Matthew Trio:
Circular Temple [VINYL]

(ESP-Disk -- USA )



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Originally released in 1992 on the US Quinton Records label, this trio album by New York improvisers, pianist Matthew Shipp (this being his first CD under his own name), bassist William Parker and drummer Whit Dickey, presents the four-part "Circular Temple" composed by Shipp, leveraging the language of jazz in remarkable ways, particularly the 2nd movement, "Monk's Nightmare".

Campbell, Roy / William Parker / Zen Matsuura: Visitation Of Spirits - the Pyramid Trio Live, 1985
Campbell, Roy / William Parker / Zen Matsuura:
Visitation Of Spirits - the Pyramid Trio Live, 1985

(NoBusiness -- Lithuania )



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A superb album of 80's free jazz with a warmly lyrical loft influence and filled with jazz reference, from the trio of late trumpeter Roy Campbell, also performing on flugelhorn & flute, late Japanese/NY drummer Takeshi Zen Matsuura and bassist William Parker, in a never-before issued performance at Boston-area Brandeis University for five expansive conversations.

Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet : Qui A Vu Ce Mystere...
Brousseloux, Augustin / Jean-Marc Foussat / Quentin Rollet :
Qui A Vu Ce Mystere...

(Improvising Beings -- France )



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Two large works of improvisation using electric guitar, synth and alto saxophone from the trio of Augustin Brousseloux, Jean-Marc Foussat, and Quentin Rollet, complex and evolving works with a psychedelic edge, blending experimental, rock and jazz into something truly unique.

Drake, Bob: The Gardens of Beastley Manor
Drake, Bob:
The Gardens of Beastley Manor

(Recommended Records -- UK )



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Bob Drake takes his listeners on a 22 piece instrumental journey through a "Beastley" garden of confident melodic foundation anBob Drake takes his listeners on a 22 piece instrumental journey through a "Beastley" garden of confident melodic foundation and experimental forays, captured by day and night, a tour de force of conception and execution.

Kowald, Peter / Kent Kessler / Fred Lonberg-Holm: Flats Fixed
Kowald, Peter / Kent Kessler / Fred Lonberg-Holm:
Flats Fixed

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )



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Three bassists converged on WNUR Studios, in Evanston, Illinois in 1998 to record these tracks, finally released after 16 years: 5 freely improvised trio sessions, 6 miniatures suggested by Kowald and performed by the trio, and 6 duos between Kowald and Lonberg-Holm.

Lyons, Jimmy : Push Pull [2 CDs]
Lyons, Jimmy :
Push Pull [2 CDs]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )



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Originally issued on the Hat Hut label as a 3-LP set, this 1978 recording of Cecil Taylor compatriot, saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, performing live at Collective for Living Cinema in New York in a unique band with Karen Borca (bassoon), Munner Bernard Fennel (cello) and Roger Blank (drums).

Parker, Evan ElectroAcoustic Septet: Seven
Parker, Evan ElectroAcoustic Septet:
Seven

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )



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UK multi-reed master Evan Parker brings an all-star electroacoustic septet to the 2014 Victoriaville Festival for the massive and wonderfully detailed two part composition "Seven", performed with Peter Evans, Okkyung Lee, George Lewis, Ikue Mori, Sam Pluta, and Ned Rothenberg.

Nechushtan, Alon: For Those Who Cross the Seas [2 CDs]
Nechushtan, Alon:
For Those Who Cross the Seas [2 CDs]

(ESP -- USA )



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Reflecting on the loft-oriented NYC free improvisation scene, this 2006 concert at Zebulon, in Brooklyn has keyboardist Alon Nechushtan bringing together a spectacular sextet with Roy Campbell on flute & trumpet, Daniel Carter and Sabir Mateen on reeds, William Parker on bass and Federico Ughi on drums, taking flight on two seemingly boundless Nechushtan compositions.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver : Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 [VINYL]
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver :
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )



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After decades playing together, the quartet of Daniel Carter on tenor sax, trumpet & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums, release the first of two planned studio albums, with two extended and remarkably warm collective excursions bookending a shorter "Scintillate", in an exceptionally solid album of masterful modern jazz.

Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [VINYL]
Carter, Daniel / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver:
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )



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The 2nd of two studio albums from the quartet of Daniel Carter on saxophone & flute, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, recordings from the same sessions as the 1st volume with five shorter works, as the long-time collaborators and friends show their nearly telepathic rapport in adventurous and masterful modern jazz.

Mela, Francisco feat. Cooper-Moore / William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 2 [VINYL]
Mela, Francisco feat. Cooper-Moore / William Parker:
Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 2 [VINYL]

(577 Records -- USA )



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The second volume of Music Frees Our Souls, the trio of Francisco Mela on drums, Cooper-Moore on piano and William Parker on bass, recording in the studio in Brooklyn two extended, far reaching and powerful collective improvisations of music performed under the influence of Mela's work with, mentorship by and encouragement from pianist McCoy Tyner.



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