Daniel Carter / William Parker / Federico Ughi: The Dream (2006)
The program is astonishing in its breadth and scope, and this trio keeps each track fresh throughout with sudden instrumental switches. Check out the way the proto-swing of "Notorious suddenly slows down as Parker jumps from bass to tuba, sliding effortlessly into the dialogue.
The group interaction is fantastic throughout The Dream, without a weak combination. It's especially nice to hear Ughi in a more traditional context, combining the timbral savvy of Tony Oxley with the controlled power of Rashied Ali. The assumption is that the pieces were taken from larger improvisations and word is that there will be a second volume issued from this session. If it is equally well edited and programmed, it will certainly be worth the wait.
Track Listing: This Is The Dream; Little Did I Know; 6 1/2 billion; Showering of Gifts; The Truth In The Core; Never Before; Zero Softly; The Traditionalist!; Sea Soul; Spiritual Awakening; Stillness; Notorious; Life Beyond Death; Tempting Faith.
Personnel: Daniel Carter: alto and tenor saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, flute; William Parker: bass, tuba, shakuhachi; Federico Ughi: drums.
Record Label: 577 Records
Style: Modern Jazz